Wii storage question

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  1. Eikon
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    I noticed that when I accidentally install a WAD with WAD installer when my Wii is low on internal memory, the WAD still manages to be installed correctly and is playable. How can the Wii hold another 300 blocks when the data management menu shows zero are available? Where are those 300 extra blocks being stored?
     
  2. samsam12

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    the wii will use the space for the message board and store some data on to the ram.
     
  3. trent_fox

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    Yeah, the Wii has a buffer zone where it has some free space even though it may read 0. It's like how cars still have a little bit of gas in the tank even though it might read as E.
     
  4. priapism

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    hmmm that is weird.

    i have tried to install Wad files when i have a few blocks left and the Wii gives me a message that says there isn't enough space for the install. how come i don't have a buffer?
     
  5. Volkov

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    Different Circumstances.....
     
  6. a3HeadedMonkey

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    Speaking of storage.. does anyone know the maximum size SD card I can use, if I'm only using it for Homebrew storage?
     
  7. ganons

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    2gb
     
  8. Tichinde925

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    Its not 2GB, you can go higher than that if its only for Homebrew.
     
  9. that1dude

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    No, because the wii doesn't have sdhc support. It will recognize cards up to 2gb.
     
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    This topic:

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=99545&pid=1329440&st=0&#entry1329440
     
  11. Volkov

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    i thought fat had a 2gb limit...

    also your wii will read the partition but only be able to use the first 2gb of a 4gb card...i have tried anything in hbc, but if it was usable, don't you think everyone would know about it? no, we just have lots or threads about if it does or not instead, no solid answers
     
  12. pinesal

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    Guys, Wii apperently does NOT support SDHC. So it officially only supports SD cards up to 2GB. However there are some NON SDHC cards that are 4GB. These card so not comply with SD standards, though they are safe to use.

    So the Wii will read a 4GB SD card as long as it is NOT SDHC.
     
  13. Volkov

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    Fixed
     
  14. Livin in a box

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    Only the Homebrew Channel can see all 4GB, but the Wii itself can only read the 2GB on the Data Management Menu.