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What makes he LG drives so special?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by pspfreak9, May 21, 2007.

  1. pspfreak9

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    What makes he LG drives so special? Why can't any drive work?
     
  2. stuntman_

    stuntman_ Regular member

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    I have no idea, maybe thats what nintendo uses lol, usually LG has pretty crappy stuff, I am just as curious as you are. But is it really that big of a deal to spend 18 bucks on a new drive?
     
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    It's special because the Magic Wii Fairy sprinkled Mii's all over the DVD-ROM.

    Actually I found this on another site...

    Q: Why are the known Wii disc backup LG drives the only ones you can use for backup purposes?

    A: Because they are GDR models, which is what the Wii console uses. GD-Rom is the Nintendo Wii's burning format.

     
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  4. pspfreak9

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    When I use Rawdump2.0 with my computer it says Wii disc dected and Getting DVD name. Than it stops and says Error you may have a faulty drive! I dont have a LG drive. But does that mean min works halfway?
     
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    It means you don't have a compatible drive.

    You need to use a compatible LG drive for it.
     
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    I doubt it, but I havent used raw dump yet so I wouldnt know for sure.


    and just curious what does GD stand for?
     
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    Does anyone know of a GDR drive that i could get at frys?
     
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    without knowing what they sell at frys thats a difficult answer to give. surely it would be best to go down there and ask? If you buy a drive that isnt one of the LG drives listed and it doesnt work what will you do? bet they wont take it back

    or better still do a google search for the lg drives and buy one off the net like i did for about £15
     
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    that would mean the lg drives can read dreamcast games! correct me if im wrong
     
  11. Thinone

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    not sure, as the LG drives can only read the discs when using RAWDUMP 2.0. unless there is software for the DC that does same job?
     
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    Are there any LG drives for a laptop that can rip a wii disc?
     
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    or can i use a USB to IDE adapter cable on the LG drive to my laptop o_O...? thanks
     
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    some ppl in here have done that - put the lg drive in an enclosure and connected by usb2
    some have had issues with some enclosures i believe
     
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    Is it normal for a backup to take around 3 hours? Also no damage should be made to the originals while ripping rihgt?! Thanks
     
  16. Thinone

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    yep about 2.5 - 3 hours

    the original cd can blow up sometimes if it knows you are being a bad bad boy but... seriously the original will be fine :)
     
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    hehe lol, had me going for a sec! Just got my new LG drive and baced up zelda, funnily enuf it exploded and i dint get anmy prese's for christmas!!
     
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