Hi guys. not sure if this was written before but i tried the traditional wii ripping (using wii dump) and it was taking too long so i fired up clonecd on my pc and ripped a game in 15 minutes. converted the image with wii backup manager and copied to ext hdd and works perfectly. the trick is to open the cd drive and close it using clonecd to close the drive bay. that way the cd reads fine because windows is not interfering with the read process. hope this helps somebody. btw works for cd or dvd.