What's the difference between haxchi/cbhc + mocha cfw and rednand?

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  1. HappyzLife
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    I have haxchi installed in my wii u and i boot it every time i launch the wii (i'm scared about cbhc bricks so i just use haxchi), but what's the difference between my config and having a rednand in a sd card? Should i get a 64gb sd and install rednand or it doesnt change anything?
     
  2. xtheman

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    One has rednand, the other doesn't. No real difference other then that.

    Rednand can be unbriced without hardmod and can be updated without losing hacks (assuming big N releases one).
    Both getting brick and a new update is unlikely tbh. No real reason to to a get 64 gb just yet unless you already have one.
     
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    Uhm thank you, but i think i'll need to get one cause the one i'm using now has not enough space to install backup games that occupy more than 2gb :/ (that's another question, can i install games without download them in the sd maybe just like the 3ds ticket files?
     
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    No.
     
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    There are only two real benefits of redNAND:
    • Brick-protection by confining all changes you make to the redNAND on your SD card, but 99.9% of people won't be doing anything risky anyway.
    • You can update redNAND without updating your sysNAND, but 5.5.1 is the latest version, and I don't think Nintendo will likely push another update before the release of the Switch anyway.
    In summary, there's no real reason I can think of to use redNAND. Mocha or Haxchi on sysNAND will suffice for 99.9% of users.

    As of right now, no. That might be possible someday.
     
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    At max you will only need 32 gb sd card considering the biggest wii u game is 20ish gb. (32 with dlc and updates)
     
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    Which, in desperate times, can be installed separately.
     
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    But what if they release an update? I'll take a 64gb, they're cheap
     
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    I doubt big N gives a damn about the wii u. All they have been attacking is fan projects and 3ds hacking.
     
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    If Nintendo releases an update, then yes, you are going to want a large enough SD card for redNAND. Until then, there's no real need for redNAND, and as I said earlier, I don't think Nintendo is going to release another Wii U update.
     
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    Yes but 32gb sd = 11~15 euro, 64gb sd 21~26 euro, they're close so i'll just take a 64gb, just to be sure
     
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    If you don't already have a good SD card, then you might as well invest in a 64GB one. What size SD card are you currently using?
     
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    8gb for 3ds and i have some other sds (2/4gb) somewhere in my house
     
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    Then to install some games, you are going to need a bigger SD card. Might as well get the 64GB now, just in case.
     
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