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paburrows

Not sure if this is better here or one of the eshop/VC forums, but when I download games to the Wii or 3DS it gives me the option of ether downloading to the system itself or an SD card, but when I download to the Wii U it doesn't seem to give me that choice and only goes to the system itself, my hard drive space on the system is filling up so I was wondering does anyone know how to ether download directly to an SD card or transfer it?

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You can not use the SD card, it is only for Wii BC basically.

For Wii U content you need to use USB storage. Nintendo recommends an externally powered USB hard drive, but you can probably get by with any USB storage

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Yup, you can only use hard drives due to the file sizes

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blaisedinsd wrote:

You can not use the SD card, it is only for Wii BC basically.

For Wii U content you need to use USB storage. Nintendo recommends an externally powered USB hard drive, but you can probably get by with any USB storage

He can even use a USB stick that you insert an SD card into it.

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paburrows

So since its USB does that mean that I can use a Flash Drive also?

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On a SAVE status note, my five year old erased our mario 3d game files (we were at very end at the tower that requires 100% everything to enter, just needed about three more stars. Is there a way to do a one day roll back to recover the data?

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@dumedum">@dumedum wrote:

blaisedinsd wrote:

You can not use the SD card, it is only for Wii BC basically.

For Wii U content you need to use USB storage. Nintendo recommends an externally powered USB hard drive, but you can probably get by with any USB storage

He can even use a USB stick that you insert an SD card into it.

When you do that you still need to use an extra SD card for your Wii files, right?

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Seandaddy wrote:

On a SAVE status note, my five year old erased our mario 3d game files (we were at very end at the tower that requires 100% everything to enter, just needed about three more stars. Is there a way to do a one day roll back to recover the data?

Nope.

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This is sorta on-topic but anybody know the good cheap external hard drive? I just need to know the model or link me to an Canadian Store site.

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@dumedum">@dumedum wrote:

blaisedinsd wrote:

You can not use the SD card, it is only for Wii BC basically.

For Wii U content you need to use USB storage. Nintendo recommends an externally powered USB hard drive, but you can probably get by with any USB storage

He can even use a USB stick that you insert an SD card into it.

When you do that you still need to use an extra SD card for your Wii files, right?

Right.

@paburrows Yes. Anything USB should work.

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Unca_Lz wrote:

Yup, you can only use hard drives due to the file sizes

I have a 64 GB SD card which is twice the capacity of my Wii U...so I really don't know why you can only use USB devices for storage
I have an SD to USB adapter though...but I haven't needed any extra space yet.

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PloXyZeRO wrote:

Unca_Lz wrote:

Yup, you can only use hard drives due to the file sizes

I have a 64 GB SD card which is twice the capacity of my Wii U...so I really don't know why you can only use USB devices for storage
I have an SD to USB adapter though...but I haven't needed any extra space yet.

Formatting restrictions would be my first guess, although I dont know what format the Wii U uses(Fat 32?)

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blaisedinsd

Seandaddy wrote:

On a SAVE status note, my five year old erased our mario 3d game files (we were at very end at the tower that requires 100% everything to enter, just needed about three more stars. Is there a way to do a one day roll back to recover the data?

I feel your pain. My 5 year old erased a 60 hour Lego city save.

The main thing you can do is password protect the user and system settings so things don't get accidentally erased.

Unfortunately backing up save is messed up still on wii u. You can format a USB device and backup data but you need a large device. An 8gb device should be plenty, but I have found that it's not because patches are also backed up and for downloaded games the entire game is backed up with the save data. This is an issue they will hopefully address in the next software update

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Thanks, definitely didn't know password protect could protect accidental deletions.

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Warruz wrote:

PloXyZeRO wrote:

Unca_Lz wrote:

Yup, you can only use hard drives due to the file sizes

I have a 64 GB SD card which is twice the capacity of my Wii U...so I really don't know why you can only use USB devices for storage
I have an SD to USB adapter though...but I haven't needed any extra space yet.

Formatting restrictions would be my first guess, although I dont know what format the Wii U uses(Fat 32?)

The Wii U formats the drive in a way so that only the Wii U can read it
Probably to protect games from being copied and distributed

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