Official Mass Storage USB Middleware for Wii

With many people complaining about the small size of the 512MB internal memory of Nintendo's Wii and the current lack of compatibility between the system and external USB storage devices, there appears to be good news on the horizon. An official Press Release has gone out from eSOL, Ltd, stating that its leading embedded middleware products, "PrFILE2" FAT file system and "PrUSB/Host" USB host stack, have been selected by Nintendo for use with the Wii console.

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DirtySyko4275d ago

Sounds good. Now Nintendo needs to release a charge kit for the controllers, because as far as I'm aware, the only thing available is the Nyko one.

ItsDubC4275d ago

Keep in mind that this news in no way indicates that Nintendo will release an HDD themselves. This is middleware, which opens up the possibility that Nintendo could deploy a Wii system update that would allow you to plug in your own HDD. I think the former is more likely than the latter however.

ITR4275d ago

Sounds like this company will program the update and then Nintendo will just firmware update all Wii's.

Nintendo then could either make it's own HDD or just allow you to use any USB HDD.

GameJunkieJim4273d ago

It's not like it uses massive amounts of space for game saves or VC games.

Get a 2GB SD Card. I have a feeling it will last the life of the console. And they're like $30 or so at some stores, (if they don't say Wii on them)...