Wii Forum

Topic: Slow SDHC card problems?

Showing 1 to 8 of 8

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SamsN_ite

1. Posted:

I have an Elite Pro 16 GB SDHC card and was way stoked about Wii menu 4.0. But after doing a "slow" format on the computer and loading up the SD card to the Wii it takes FOREVER to load anything. In fact it made my Wii freeze. Am I formating my card right? It says its a class 4 and I have it set to a FAT32 format with default allocation size. Any tips or issues with this?

SamsN_ite

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Sean_Aaron

2. Posted:

I don't see why you're formatting the card on your PC; the Wii should be pefectly capable of doing it by itself: just slot the card in and copy files to it.

BLOG, mail: sean@seanswiiworld.co.uk
Nintendo ID: sean.aaron

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SepticLemon

3. Posted:

Out of interest, what games are you loading?

I have a 4GB High Speed SDHC card myself, comparing it with my older 1GB SD, the high speed card only makes a difference to games that use a lot of space, such as the Strong Bad Episodes and World of Goo. However smaller games, mainly VC titles and VCA doesn't really show any signs of a speed up, mainly because they're fairly small files anyway. Now if it's freezing the Wii, the only thing I can think of is that the Card is either faulty, or something went wrong when you formated the card. With solid state media like SD cards, rule of thumb is that you shouldn't format them, mainly because if you foolishly remove the card durring format, you've practically killed the card. However in your case, the card can still read and write, so I have no idea, a dodgey SD card maybe? What brand is it?

SepticLemon

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SamsN_ite

4. Posted:

Hmm...... It is an Elite Pro card and the crazy thing is that When I use a proper SDHC card reader from the computer to transfer pics and MP3's over to the card, it acts like a normal transfer and doesn't take too long. Frustrating........

SamsN_ite

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SepticLemon

5. Posted:

I've never heard of "Elite Pro", then again I don't know the brand to my 1GB card either. Then again I have no idea what the problem is...

A previous update before Wii 4.0 allowed users to use High Speed cards on their Wii. It's funny that it takes so long for you though... See if you can do this... Get a stop watch or a timer, and see how long it takes to load up a big WiiWare game, that's if you have any, but just try it out and I'll test out my machine and compare times. Yes it'll take anywhere between 10-20 seconds to load up, maybe it's just that you might be impaitent, heh.

SepticLemon

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SamsN_ite

6. Posted:

Thanks for your help.... Even though it takes about 7 minutes to transfer 1 GB of data to the SD card from a computer, Iv'e never been able to even boot a game from the SD card. I have the "Get Connected" video channel that comes with the Wii (on newer ones) and its 1180 blocks. after 30 minutes of "transfer to SD" I had to manually shut off the system. I put in my 2 GB and it took about a minute and a half to transfer. So my big problem is, why can the computer read it fine, but not the Wii? Again the format is FAT32 and that is what the wii uses.....

SamsN_ite

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SepticLemon

7. Posted:

No idea...

Best thing to do is get yourself a cheap SDHC card from amazon such as this and see how you get on. It might be something funny with the SD card. Like I said, I never heard of Elite Pro before. I try to get myself San Disk cards, sure they're not always cheap, but they're realible.

Edited on by SepticLemon

SepticLemon

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SamsN_ite

8. Posted:

Hey thanks for the help.

SamsN_ite