why cant i use my sd card?

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  1. ComicMaster148
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    How come i cant use my sd card to store games?
     
  2. CMDreamer

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    You will be using it to store the packages for installing the games, you can´t use it to install the games on it simultaneously.

    WiiU system only supports installing games on internal storage (4GB/32GB) or USB media (USB flash drives or USB connected HDD's).

    An USB connected HDD is more reliable and has faster IO speed.
     
  3. SonicMC

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    Technically you can use your sd card to store games...

    A Few ways:
    • Via the vWii Mode you can store downloaded wii shop games to an SD card.
    • If you use a USB to SD card adapter. You should be able to store wii u games on your SD card by connecting it to a USB port instead of the internal sd card reader.
    • Or via Loadiine GX2.
     
  4. ComicMaster148
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    how do i get past drm feature that is preventing me from formatting my sd card
     
  5. SonicMC

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    ???
    If you can't format the card; then something is broken or you are using the wrong tool for formatting:

    • Could be the write protection on the card. https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1102/~/sd/sdhc/sdxc-memory-card-is-write-protected-or-locked
    • Could be the card reader is malfunctioning. Try a different Card Reader
    • Could be you OS is malfunctioning. Try someone else's computer
    • or could be the card itself went bad. Buy a new card
    • try a different tool to format the sd card. try fat32formatter gui for windows. gparted for linux; not sure for osx/andriod/ios/ etc.
    • there is also a tool for testing SD cards. h2testw I think but I've not used it.
     
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    its write protection
     
  7. JustinCredible

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    The little slot on the left of the sd card needs to be pulled up.

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    Thanks