Why is the Wii only able to read 2GB SD cards?

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  1. KalROFL
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    I'm just curious. Also, if it's a hardware problem, could an adapter be made that would change this?
     
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    because maybe there's a difference with sd and sdhc [​IMG]
     
  3. KalROFL
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    Oh. >_>
     
  4. teq

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    It's a software issue.

    The filesystem is essentially FAT based.

    The SD controller itself probably has no restrictions, but SDHC was fairly new back when they were finalizing the storage medium.
     
  5. link459

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    Because you touch yourself at night.
     
  6. KalROFL
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    So would it be possible to enable SDHC cards with homebrew?
     
  7. teq

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    If a filesystem were written to support the additional space, then probably.

    But why would you need more than 2GB, with all of the other possible solutions available?
     
  8. alex

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    Yeah, but some DS flashcarts have SDHC support, and if you want emulators use a DS, but the Wii is a better solution.

    What the fuck was Nintendo thinking, they should have SDHC support!!!
     
  9. KalROFL
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    What do you mean by other solutions?

    I have quite a few roms, and it would be nice to be able to play all of them off of a larger SD card, instead of picking a select few for a smaller SD card.
     
  10. teq

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    Uh...

    The hardware supports it... the software doesn't. They didn't plan on needing the space. In fact, most users are fine with the internal 512MB.

    Also, enabling storage capacities up to 64GB provides a great window of opportunity for piracy.


    Get an emulator with USB Mass Storage support or load your emulator via WiFi.
     
  11. TaxiTitan

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    Or get 4gb SD NON SDHC by Transcend.

    Just remember "not" to format to FAT32
     
  12. KalROFL
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    Which emulators support USB Mass Storage? And is there a limit on the size of the USB Mass Storage?
     
  13. teq

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    Ones that specify USB support. And no, there is no limit.
     
  14. Lumstar

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    Could homebrew make FAT32 work on the SD slot?
     
  15. teq

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    Yes, but only for homebrew.
     
  16. Minox

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    FAT aka FAT 16 works on devices up to 4GB.
     
  17. KalROFL
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    So I could seriously use a 500 GB external hard drive on my Wii? >_>
     
  18. Lumstar

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    I believe only if the homebrew in question supports FAT32. And no apps yet do, that I'm aware of.
     
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    wait, so could nintendo, with a firmware update, enable the wii to support sdhc?
     
  20. teq

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    Yes, but I doubt they would want to.