Will A Micro SD Card Work For Homebrew?

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  1. Maxx182
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    Or will an 8gb SDHC card work too?
    Can't seem to find my 2gb...

    I'm not tech savvy so I'm just following a tutorial from "Jack Sorell" on Youtube, if anyone has an official guide of some sort, please let me know.
     
  2. Wolfer473

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    The micro SD card should work just fine as long as your using an adapter so it will fit into the Wii U's SD card slot. Both types of cards hold data basically the same way.

    The also the SD card size doesn't matter, I use a 64 Gig SDXC card.
     
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  3. sroemr

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    As long as it's FAT32 and, obviously, you have an adapter then you'll be good to go.
     
  4. MajoraAKC

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    I'm using a 128gb Micro SD Card with no issues. Just format it to Fat32 as mentioned
     
  5. nero99

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    I hope you meant SDXC.. if your 64gb says SDHC, you have a major fake.
     
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    i use a 64gb micro sd so its fine with an adapter as wolfer473 said
     
  7. Maxx182
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    Don't I need to create a partition, or just leave it as is?
     
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    Just format it and you're good to go
     
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    Should I follow a certain guide?
     
  10. MajoraAKC

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    There was some guide on here that suggested that you use fat32format program on Windows 10 but to make sure you could use it if you are on other version too. Worked perfectly for me.
    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.exe

    Edit: Added GUI version instead of command tool version of fat32format
     
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  11. sroemr

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    I use EaseUS partition manager. I delete the partition then set it as primary FAT32. Then format it again for 32kb. Not sure if the second step automatically makes it 32kb so I just do it anyway because it only takes a few more seconds.

    Technically you can stack the steps an it'll do it all at once, but I prefer to do them individually.
     
  12. showdownx

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    What is the highest capacity a Wii U will read on an SD Card?
     
  13. wicksand420

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    It will work for wii u, but wii is a different thing, you might find that if you try to load wii homebrew like usbloader gx or some other homebrews with your micro sd, they wont work.

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    I believe 256gb, as long as its fat32
     
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    I believe 256gb, as long as its fat32[/QUOTE]

    Hey Wicksand, thanks for that answer.

    Hey everyone, I having an issue using two USB HDD's on the Wii U at the same time. I have a dedicated USB HDD for the Wii U games on the Wii U side, but when I go to the vWii side of things where all my Wii and GameCube games are located, it's starting to have issues, the game won't load. I am using Ustealth and it giving me the same problem. My only way around this is to have one USB HDD connected at a time then my Wii and GameCube games works fine. However I want to keep them both connected without having to reconnect and connect all the time. Is there a way I can do that?
     
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  15. Wolfer473

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    Lol somebody slap me. It is an SDXC sorry for the typo.
     
  16. MegaSuperab2

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    I've always had problems with my Wii U reading my microSD card. I had to swap the files between it and a regular SD card to solve it.

    It still worked on the microSD card, but don't expect miracles (or a little bonus).
     
  17. MiguelinCrafter

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    I recommend u use normal sd cards mate, micro sd cards never quite worked for me
     
  18. Milenko

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    My laptop only has a mico slot so I use a 128gb micro and it works perfectly