[QUOTE=Da_Taxman;2498149]Thanks, gonna try it as soon as my Wii (black) arrives…[/QUOTE]
your wii will only read original nintendo disc, you will only be able to play backups using USB Loader and will not be able to play any dvd-video. however you can still do everything else.
I read somewhere that SD card up to max 2 GB can be used… What is the max size of SD Card that I can use here?
the wii system menu version 4.0 and above support sd cards of upto 32 GB. however there are many homebrew apps which work best with 2 GB or lower cards.
Here I read USB harddrive that can be used. Would USB stick also do? USB stick would be faster (and I already have one) and easier to carry with you (though smalle capacity).
for the initial hacking and setup of your wii, using a 2 GB or less card is recommended. once you are comfortably running then you can start using SDHC and USB devices. many apps now support USB and SD alike. i run everything from a fat32 partition on my WBFS hard drive. except MPlayer CE, which works best from sd cards.
[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2498173]To my knowledge a Wii with firmware 4.2 supports SDHC cards (SD cards with a capacity more than 2 Gigabytes, i think 32GB is the max these days). A wii black ususally is 4.2.
A wii with firmware lower than 4.2 supports only 2GB or less.
I have no experience using USB sticks or USB with passive power (power to activate the drive comes from the usb port) connections on the Wii, but i don’t see any real problems.[/QUOTE]
system menu 4.0 official supports SDHC cards however many homebrew apps can still read the SDHC cards even if using lower firmware.
i use and have setup many 1 TB Western Digital My Book drives, these drives have external power supply. though i have also setup 1 seagate freeagent 500 GB drive which uses USB power. just be sure to disable any type of sleep or power save modes.
[QUOTE=Da_Taxman;2498175]@Troy: if you feel more comfortable when I split this discussion from this thread, please let me know, I’d be more than happy to fix that[/QUOTE]
doest matter to me, there is not much activity in this thread anyway.