what is maximum size for SD Card for wiiU Working with loadiine

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  1. solghof
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    what is maximum size for SD Card for wiiU Working with loadiine
    as I heard that it takes about 256 GB SD and some users said that max is 32 GB
    So who tried larger than 32 GB Please confirm
     
  2. Super.Nova

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    I'm currently using a SanDisk Ultra 64GB and it's working fine.

    EDIT: would like to know if it supports higher capacity, myself, as I'm not exactly satisfied with what I have right now :unsure:
     
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    Yes, it's compatible with bigger sd's. You just need to make sure it's formatted to fat32. I personally use a 256gb sd.
     
  4. mediaman_europe

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    Working fine with a 128GB formatted to FAT32 here.
     
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    The only people that are limited to 32gb are the users with EZ SHARE wifi SD adapters.
     
  7. huma_dawii

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    Im guessing its 2TB
     
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    Using a Lexar 128GB Class 10 633x microSDXC myself, FAT32 64K Cluster Formatted. Working just fine!
     
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    How did you get all 128GB to show up with FAT32? I have the exact same card (Lexar 128GB Class 10 633x microSDXC) and it came formatted as FAT32ex. When I insert it into my Windows 10 PC, I see it shows up as 120GB of space (FAT32ex). However, when I try to format it as FAT32, it only shows as 23.2GB of space. I've tried SDFormatter and FAT32Format.exe, and everything shows 23.2GB of space. I also have a 64GB card and it's the same way. What am I doing wrong!?
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    Sounds like a fake or damaged card where did you buy it?
     
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    I purchased from BuyDig.com. I also have a 64GB Transcend card I purchased from Newegg that behaves the exact same way. Seems unlikely that I would have two that would be the same. I'll try a third...
     
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    Format the 128 card in SDFormatter4 with Format Type - Full (Erase) and Format Size Adjustment - On. Once it finishes run the card through H2testw and do a write + verify test for all available space. Post the results here.
     
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    Ok, I did as you said and formatted using SDFormatter4 with the settings you suggested. Here is the H2testw results:

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    Test finished without errors.
    You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
    Writing speed: 16.3 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 20.6 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4
     
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    You did a write + verify test on a 128gb SD card in 2 hours? Are you using USB 3.1 slots?
     
  15. Jadon

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    I figured it out. My USB Card reader is old. I tried it using a newer USB 3.0 card reader and it formatted properly right away. Sorry for my ignorance and hopefully this will help someone else. Thanks!
     
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  16. sj33

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    There is no 'maximum size', although the SDXC format currently supports up to 2TB so the Wii U should theorietically be able to support this.

    In reality, larger capacity sizes are slower and cost more per GB. Most if us are using 128GB cards because they have a good price-per-GB ratio and are pretty cheap (around 3800 yen here in Japan, around 17 quid in the UK). Some people here use 256GB cards with no issues.
     
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