Hardware What drive is best to replace D3-2 with?

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I have a black Wii so i want to replace my DVD-drive with something capable of playing burned discs. Could someone please advice which type of drive will be the best to buy? I may suppose that from the group of D2A-D2E the last is the newest revision but I don't realize what is DMS and which of them all will be the best to suits my console.
 

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Depending what drive is in your black wii just get a new D2E board from ebay and switch the one on your drive..
 

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Thanks for your reply, what i understood is there is no really matter which one to use so i'll buy something of D2 series
 

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for playing backup copies of your games, i wouldent even bother cracking the wii open... a softmod solution is by far the better option. I would only consider replacing the drive if its broken...
 

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yes, i'm going to buy wode soon but i also want to have the opportunity to play discs, i don't know why, for no special reason, may be i just want to have my Wii usable in every part, and D3-2 makes me sad. And at last after the the year of living with softmod i just don't believe in 100% compatibility of emulation, i think in rare cases playing real discs is more reliable and gives sense of confidence (relative to wode, most probably i'm mistaken though)
 

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WODE and disk loading is the same exactly.
You should be aware that in both those cases some Gamecube games have issues with audio streaming.
If you want perfect gamecube you'll have to physically put a modchip in, one that does support audio streaming on top of your new drive.
Another (cheaper) alternative is to buy a real gamecube(20$? with a controller) with a modchip (20$) but you will be restrained to burning the small camcorder DVD.
 

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I've already got the gamecube but it has no digital output and i don't like the composite visual quality. Could you please advice the Wii chip for a perfect gamecube audio support, and the dvd-drive model suitable for setting up this chip? And one more detail: can i use the chip on the drive and the wode at the same time (at least is there a space for placing both of them)?
 

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But you must have D3-1 or lower drive..
 

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winky said:
I've already got the gamecube but it has no digital output and i don't like the composite visual quality. Could you please advice the Wii chip for a perfect gamecube audio support, and the dvd-drive model suitable for setting up this chip? And one more detail: can i use the chip on the drive and the wode at the same time (at least is there a space for placing both of them)?

Yes you can install both of them but you made me wonder if a modchip would make the wode stream audio correctly so i went to check wode forums.
And the answer is no and never. Because wode does not have enough pins or something like that.
http://www.wodejukebox.org/viewtopic.php?f...53&start=20
but running from disks with modchip with wode is confirmed by wiisel
http://www.wodejukebox.org/viewtopic.php?f...53&start=70
 

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It's very useful info, thanks, so i'll order the premodded drive and the wode. The only question is what's better: D2pro 6 or Wiikey v2? or i'll cast a die to make a choice?
 

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