what sd card should i get?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Langlest, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Langlest
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    im going to buy a sd card for running emulators as the one i have now is only small and wont hold many roms
    can someone tell me the size limit that the wii can take? [​IMG]

    i was thinking of buying this one http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronic...rd/Product.html but im worried ill get it and then it wont work with the wii
     
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  3. Langlest
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    thanks mate [​IMG] ill see if i can find one in the uk
     
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    if you are running roms with homebrew channel
    you can use any sdhc I use an 8 gig works fine
    but the regular wii can only read 2 gig standard sd
     
  5. Langlest
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    ok cool [​IMG] thats all i wanted it for really
     
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    I think the wii can read larger as 2 gb as long as it isn't sdhc
     
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    No it maxes at 2GB (UNless the 4GB one I have is SDHC and doesn't say it anywhere on the card)

    However the Wii will probably get SDHC compatibility down the line with a new update since the TT guys managed to get it to work.
     
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    There are 4gb standard sd cards, although they are new, expensive, low quality, rare, and hard to differ from poorly labeled sdhc cards.

    It would be cheaper to get a 1gb sd and a 8gb sdhc.
     
  9. Langlest
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    i already have the channel installed from my 1gig and i just want a bigger one for my snes/megadrive roms [​IMG]
    i found a 2gig sd card for £4 so i bought it as all my roms are less than 1.5 gig [​IMG]

    thanks for all the help [​IMG] when i need more room ill just buy a bigger one
     
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    Those work but you need to do this tedious method to get it to work with the Wii. Not TOO tedious. but it may require an hour at most (the FAT reformat). I would suggest the 133x speed one and read up on how to format for the Wii here: The Inclusive 4GB SD Card Workaround . I use this to store my RB2 DLC.

    If you're looking for something for the Homebrew Channel ONLY, I would suggest getting an SDHC card.