BootMii/SD Card Compatibility List

From WiiBrew
Jump to: navigation, search

This page allows you to collect information about your SD Card and the functioning of BootMii with it. You might compare with HBC's list here SD/SDHC Card Compatibility Tests

Legend

Boot time : The time (seconds) between pressing the "Power" button and the BootMii screen appearing.

Compatibility Legend
Works: This SD Card works without any problems.
Issues: This SD Card has minor problems, such as a slow boot process.
Doesn't Work: This SD Card doesn't work at all.
Not Tested: This SD Card has not yet been tested.

Tests

BootMii Public Beta 6

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
Kingston microSDHC in SD Adaptor Class 4 (China) 8GB Works Works Successful BootMii load on boot and through HBC. 0
Kingston 16GB SDHC Class 4 16GB Works Works Successful BootMii load on boot and through HBC. 0
Kodak SDHC Class 2 8GB Works From HBC Only Will not boot into BootMii or System Menu 0
Lexar microSDHC Card (SDMI4GB-695) (w/ SDHC Adapter) 4GB Works From HBC Only Disc light flashes, then hangs on a black screen when the Wii is started up. Works fine when started through the HBC. NAND backup was also successful. 0
PQI 8GB SDHC 8GB Works From HBC Only Will not boot into bootmii. HBC can launch bootmii. NAND backup works but free space detection is buggy (e.g., 5GB free space was detected as only 864MB). 1
SanDisk 8GB microSDHC (Sandisk adapter) 8GB Works (with caveat) From HBC Only Doesn't appear to launch into bootmii directly (bootmii was installed via IOS), but HBC loads it just fine. Unclear whether NAND backup can work at all with this card; it decided I didn't have enough space when there was 5 GB free. A format fixed the space detection. Before, it was reading 435MB no matter the actual space, but after it was cleared, the space seemed fairly accurate and the backup/check took about 10 minutes. 0

BootMii Public Beta 5

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
CnMemory® Secure Digital™ Gold Firstclass 4GB Works Sometime (?) 0
PNY OPTIMA SD 2GB (EMET1276) 2GB Works Works 0~1 Very fast. Installation and NAND Backup made without any problem. 0
PNY SD 2GB (EM-ET1272) 2GB Not tested Doesn't Work 1
Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC 8GB Works Works 0~1 NAND dump testet. NAND restore untestet. 0
Transcend 2GB 150X 2GB Works Works 0

BootMii Public Beta 4

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
A-Data SD 2GB Doesn't work Doesn't work Boots always straight to system menu, never to BootMii. 0
A-Data SD 2GB Doesn't work Doesn't work Boots always straight to system menu, never to BootMii. 0
A-Data SDHC class 6 8GB Works Works 0~1 Just tested NAND dump. No NAND restore. 0
A-Data SDHC class 6 16GB Works Works 0~1 Seems to work fine, including NAND dump and NAND restore. 0
Dane-elec SD 1GB Works Works 0~1 Just tested NAND dump. No NAND restore. Backup & Verification in 13 minutes 0
Kodak SD 2GB Works Works 0
Kingston MicroSD in SD Adapter 1GB Works Works 0~1 Formatted with Panasonic SD Formatter 1
Kingston MicroSD in SD Adapter 2GB Works Works 0
Kingston SD 2GB Works Works 1
Kingston SDHC 4GB Works Works Didn't test NAND restore. 1
Kingston SDHC 8GB Not tested Doesn't work 0
Lexar Premium 60x 2GB Not tested Doesn't Work Boots to System Menu normally; occasionally boots black screen instead. 0
Lexar Gaming SD 2GB Works Doesn't work Locks up Wii about 80% of the time. Usually works right after install for about 3 boots. When working, Backup/Restore works perfectly. 0
PNY SD 2GB Optima 2GB Works Works 0~1 Works perfectly! Very fast! 3
PNY SD 2GB Optima (MMAGF02GWMCU-PA) 2GB Not tested Doesn't Work Boots to blank screen, sometimes boots straight to System Menu. Model Number is in small black text on the rear of the card. 1
PNY Micro SDHC 4GB Not tested Doesn't work 0
PNY Optima SDHC 8GB Not tested Doesn't work Boots to a black screen. 0
Power Saves SD 512MB Works Works 1
Sandisk SD 256MB Not tested Works 1 1
Sandisk 512MB Works Works 1 0
Sandisk SD Extreme III 1GB Works Works 0~1 Just tested NAND dump. No NAND restore. Backup & Verification in 12 minutes. 0
Sandisk 2GB Not tested Doesn't Work Boots to System Menu normally; occasionally boots black screen instead. 0
Sandisk SD/USB (folding card) 2GB Works Works 0~1 Just tested NAND dump. No NAND restore. 0
Sandisk For Wii 2GB Works Works 1 Backup/verify takes up to 10 minutes. 1
Sandisk Ultra II 2GB Works Works 2 Works just fine! 4
Sandisk MicroSD (with SD Adapter) 2GB Works Works 1
Sandisk SDHC 8GB Works Works 2 Backup/verify takes about 15 minutes. 0
Sandisk SDHC Class 2 16GB Works Works 1 Backup/Verify 12min, 10.2 Mb Read Speed in Sandisk SDDR-89 V4, Format 64k Cluster Size for the best SD Card Menu Speed, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Bby5R_qY0 0
Transcend microSDHC 8GB Works Doesn't work Backup/verify takes about 15 minutes. 0
Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC 8GB Works Doesn't work Locks up Wii about 40% of the time, but seems to happen less on fresh formatted card with all files transfered in one go. Using 16k/32k cluster size seems to help with wii access speed also. On fat32, boots fast to Wii health screen once in a while, beta1 was always around 8 seconds slower than factory. Still locks up before health screen randomly. Fails to boot bootmii bypassing to System Menu. Seems to crash before boot more than beta 1 and 2 , 18.9 Mb Read Speed in Sandisk SDDR-89 V4 0

BootMii Public Beta 3 (BootMii v1.0, Stub v1.0, MINI v1.0)

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
Lexar SD 2 GB 2gb Issues Works 4 Backup and verifying takes 10 minutes. 0
Lexar SDHC 8GB (Class 6) 8gb Works Doesn't work 0
Kingston SD Elite Pro 50x 1GB 1gb Works Doesn't Work Drivelight flashes as though there is no SD card when Wii is booting up. 0
Kingston SD/2GB 2gb Works Works 4 Now perfectly compatible. 1
Kingston SDHC 4GB (Class 6) 4gb Works Works 1 Works Perfectly. 1
Kodak SDHC 4GB (Class 2) 4gb Not tested Doesn't Work Doesn't load BootMii, but loads System Menu instead. 0
Micro Center 4GB SDHC Class 6 4GB Doesn't Work Doesn't work
PNY Premium 2GB Works Works 2 Works Perfectly. 1
PNY MicroSD 2Gb w/adapter 2GB Works Works Works Perfectly. 1
Sandisk Ultra II SD Plus 1GB N/A Doesn't Work SD not detected by bootmii. Works fine for homebrew otherwise. It's a SD-Card with integrated USB-Connector. 0
Sandisk Ultra II 2GB N/A N/A SD not detected by bootmii. Works fine for homebrew otherwise. 0
Sandisk microSDHC 4GB 4GB Works Works It's a micro SDHC in a sandisk microSD to SD adapter and it works fine! 1
Sandisk microSDHC (class 2) 8GB Works Works Using it in a generic microSD->SD adapter and it works great. 0
Sandisk for Wii 2GB Works Works 2 Faster NAND Backup, with "Official Nintendo Seal" (!) 4
Transcend Micro SD w/adapter 1GB 1gb Works Doesn't Work Drivelight flashes as though there is no SD card when Wii is booting up. 1
Transcend SDHC 4GB (Class 6) 4gb Works Doesn't Work Drivelight flashes as though there is no SD card when Wii is booting up. 1
Transcend SD 4GB (133x) 4gb Works Varies BootMii compatibility only works for some--Wii stuck on blank screen for about 30 secs before drivelight flashes and System Menu boots, or might be ignored immediately. 1
Transcend SD 2GB (150x) 2gb Works Works Formatted as FAT. 0
Transcend SD 4GB (150x) 4gb Doesn’t Work Doesn’t Work* Wii isn’t able to boot up with BootMii. 0
Transcend MiniSD SDHC 8GB (Class 6) 8gb Issues Doesn't Work Can used for NAND backup, but the free space is incorrect; if there is more than 4G data in the card, bootmii will say not enough free space. 0
Transcend SDHC 16GB (Class 6) 16gb Issues Doesn't Work Can used for NAND backup, but the free space is incorrect; if there is more than 4G data in the card, bootmii will say not enough free space. 0
MyFlash Turbo 150x SD 4GB OK OK Now works 100% with Beta 3. 0
Play.com SDHC 4GB OK Unable to load DOLs Fails to load *all* DOLs ("Failed to boot selected file!"). NAND backup and BootMii menu loading is fine. 0
Verbatim SD 2GB Works Works 2 Works perfectly, backup is fast. 0
Dane-Elec Micro SD 4GB Fails Fails Cannot mount. 0
Canon SDC-32M 32 MB Too small Works 5 An old card that came with a digital camera. 0
Panasonic SD 16 MB Too small Works 0
A-Data TURBO SDHC 16G EeePC(White) 16GB Works Fails Works with the rest of HBC and apps, and bootmii installed as boot2 fine, but Wii never found it on boot. 0

BootMii Public Beta 2 (BootMii v0.9, Stub v0.9, MINI v0.9)

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
Adata 2GB Speedy 2GB Works Issues 1 Instant boot. EDIT: Mine doesn't work. YMMV. 0
Adata MicroSDHC 8GB (Class 6) (with Adapter) 8GB Doesn't work Doesn't work 1
Ativa SD 2gb 60x High Speed 2gb Works Works 2.5 Fast Boot. 0
Ativa SD 1gb 1gb Works Works 2.5 Fast boot. 1
ATTiA Tech SD+USB 2GB 2GB Not tested Works 3.5 Pretty fast boot. 1
CnMemory Mini SD 1GB 1GB Doesn't work Doesn't work 0
Duracell SDHC 4GB Works Works 2 Almost everything works fine, even HBC, but things like HBB and WadManager 1.4 can't seem to read the card. 1
EMTEC SD 2GB 2gb Doesn't work Works BootMii backup the NAND successfully, but the nand.bin size is 0kb... 0
First Champion SD 2.0GB 2GB Not tested Doesn't work Booting with this card panics (2 slot blinks). 0
Impact 128MB 128MB Works 3.5 Fast. Back-up isn't tested because the card is too small. Works great with installer too. Installed as boot2. 0
Kingston SD 2gb 2gb Not tested Works 5 1
Kingston SD/2GB 2gb Works Issues 4 Randomly fails to load MINI with 'sdmmc: MMC_READ_BLOCK_MULTIPLE failed for card 0 with 60'.

-One made in Japan, with the numbers "SD-M020 0848 TT7892Y" works perfectly.

0
Kingston Micro SD w/ Adapter 2gb Issues Works 2 3
Kingston SDHC 4GB (Class 6) 4gb Not tested Doesn't work 1
Kingston Elite Pro 1GB 50x 1gb Works Not tested 0
Lexar SD 1GB 1GB Works Works 2.5 0
Lexar SD 1gb Premium 60x 1gb Doesn't Work Works 2.5 0
Lexar SD 2gb Platinum II 60x 2gb Not tested Dosen't Work Does not boot. There is a 20 second gap between the startup and the fall to System Menu. 0
Lexar SD 4gb Platinum II 60x 4gb Works Dosen't Work Does not boot. There is a 20 second gap between the startup and the fall to System Menu. 0
Lexar microSD 2 GB (with adapter) 2gb Issues Doesn't work Worked perfectly in beta1. Beta2 backups the NAND a bit slower and fails to detect bootmii files on the SD resulting in a skip to the System Menu. 0
Lexar SD 2 GB 2gb Works Works 3 0
Micro Center 2GB SD Flash Card 2GB Doesn't Work Doesn't work
Micro Center 4GB SDHC Class 6 4GB Doesn't Work Doesn't work
MyFlash Turbo 150x SD 4GB Doesn't Work Works f_lseek failed: 1, f_lseek(0) failed: 2 0
Panasonic SD Class2 1GB Works Works ~3 Works, but slow on booting. 0
Patriot EP+ SD 2gb Works Works 3 Works perfectly. 0
Patriot SD 2gb Works Works 2 Works perfectly. 0
Patriot Micro SDHC Class 6 4 GB Works Works 1 1
Patriot SDHC Class 6 4 GB Works Works 1 1
Peak MLC 1GB 1gb Works Works 3 Works perfectly. 0
PNY SD 128MB 128MB Works 0
PNY SD 512MB 512MB Works 5 0
PNY SD 2GB Optima (40x) 2gb Doesn't Work Works 2.8 Fast startup, NAND backup hangs when tried. 0
PNY SD 2GB Optima 2gb Issues Doesn't Work boot2 fails to load; NAND backup hangs when tried, output image appears to be proper size. 0
PNY SD 2GB Polaroid 2gb Works Works 2 Works fine and fast. 0
PNY TF+Adapter MicroSD 2gb Issues Works 3 NAND backup hangs for one minute, then begins to work. However verifying backup hangs, and nand.bin is 0 bytes. 0
PNY TF+Adapter MicroSD 4gb Works Doesn't Work 3 Don't see bootmii screen. Wii flashes blue light to enter Wii System Menu. 0
PNY Micro SDHC Class 6 4gb Works Works 2 Very Fast. 0
Sandisk Ultra II 1gb Works Works 3 0
Sandisk Ultra II 2gb Works Issues 3 Didn't work for me. SD not detected by bootmii. Works fine otherwise. (20090817 - 2nd opinion: I tried FAT/FAT32 and various cluster sizes and did NOT work for me with bootmii). 0
Sandisk SD 2.0GB 2gb Works Works 3 Took 21 seconds to boot on 0.8 (beta 1). 2
Sandisk for Wii 2GB Works Works 2 With "Official Nintendo Seal" (!) 3
Sandisk MicroSD (with SD Adapter) 2gb Works Works 3 Works just fine. 0
Sandisk MicroSD (with SD Adapter) 1gb Works Works 3 Everything works perfect! Fast loading, backup and restore features work well. 0
Sandisk MicroSD (with SD Adapter) 4gb Works Works 3 Works just fine. 0
Sandisk SD 512MB 512MB Works 2 Much faster than in beta1. 0
Sandisk SD 256MB 256MB Doesn't work Brief flashes occur but loads to the Wii System Menu. Tested with and without the SD card in the SD slot. 1
Sandisk SD 64MB 64MB Works 0
Sandisk Mini SD (With SD Adapter) 1 GB Not tested Works 2.5 Fast Boot 0
Silicon Power SD 2GB 45x 2GB Works Issues 3 Works fine with NAND backup. Bootmii doesn't start (for me). 0
Toshiba SD 2.0 GB 2gb Works Works 5 Fast 1
Toshiba MicroSD 1GB (SD Adapter) 1gb Works Works 5 0
Transcend microSD1.0 (SD Adapter) 1Gb Doesn't work Doesn't work Black screen at boot. 0
Transcend microSD1.0 (SD Adapter) 2GB Works Works 2 Very fast. 0
Transcend miniSD1.0 (SD Adapter) 1Gb Works Works 2 Very fast. 0
Transcend SD1.1 (133x) 4GB Works Doesn't work Don't see bootmii screen. Wii flashes blue light to enter Wii System Menu. 0
Transcend SD 2GB Not tested Doesn't work / BootMii doesn't recognize the sd:/bootmii/ directory. 0
Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC 8gb Works Doesn't work Locks up Wii about 20% of the time, boots fast to Wii health screen once in a while. Beta 1 was always around 8 seconds slower than factory. Beta 2 still locks up before health screen randomly. It fails to boot bootmii, bypassing to System Menu. 1
Transcend SD2.0 (class 6) 16GB Works Doesn't work Don't see bootmii screen. Wii flashes blue light to enter Wii System Menu. 2

BootMii Public Beta 1 (BootMii v0.8, Stub v0.8, MINI v0.8)

Brand Model Size NAND backup BootMii Boot time Notes Confirmed
Adata SD Class 6 SDHC 4gb Doesn't work Doesn't work Doesn't work. 0
Canon SD Memory Card SDC-32M 32mb Issues 18 Very slow. 0
Corsair SD 1GB 1gb Doesn't work Issues 20 Very slow for BootMii / Format Failure for NAND Backup. 0
Crucial SD 2.0GB 2gb Works Works 1 Very fast. 0
Dane-Elec SD 1GB 1gb Not tested Works 0
Dane-Elec SD 2GB 2gb Works Works 1 0
Duracell SD 2GB 2GB Not tested Issues 10 Average of 10 seconds to boot after initial power on. 0
EMTEC SD 2GB (up to 60x) 2gb Works Works Works fine (it's slow if you use more than 1GB of the SD card). 0
First Champion SD 2.0GB 2gb Works Doesn't work Booting with this card panics (2 slot blinks). Booting with another card and dumping NAND to this card works. 0
FujiFilm SD 2.0GB 2gb Works Works 1 Very fast. 0
Impact SD 1GB 1GB Works Not tested Not tested. 0
Kingston Elite Pro 1GB 50x 1gb Works Doesn't work BootMii : Drive slot flashes. Then Wii Menu boot. 0
Kingston SD/2GB 2gb Not tested Issues 14 Very slow. 0
Kingston Mirco SD 2gb Works Works 2 1
Kingston SD/2GB 2gb Works Works 4 0
Kingston micro SDHC class 4 made in Taiwan 4gb Not tested Works 4 0
Kingston SDHC 4GB (Class 6) 4gb Works Works 2 0
Kodak SD 1GB 1gb Issues Not tested Fails verification of NAND Backup. 0
Lexar SD 2 GB 2gb Works Works 3 1
Lexar microSD 2 GB (with adapter) 2gb Works Works 3 0
Maxell SD 1GB Not tested Works 5 0
Nytech SD 128 MB 128mb Doesn't work 0
Panasonic SD 16mb 16mb Issues 21 Very slow. 0
Patriot EP+ SD 2gb Works Works 3 Works perfectly. 0
PNY TF+Adapter MicroSD 2gb Works Works 3 Works perfectly. 0
PNY TF+Adapter MicroSD 4gb Works Works 3 Works perfectly. 0
Sandisk micro SD (with adapter) 2gb Works Works 3 1
Sandisk Ultra II 1gb Not tested Works 3 0
Sandisk Ultra II 2gb Works Works 3 2
Sandisk MicroSDHC 4gb Works Works 2 Works and is fast. 0
Sandisk 4gb sdhc class 2 4gb Works Issues Very fast (20090817 - 2nd opinion: I tried FAT, FAT32 and various cluster sizes and this card did *NOT* work for me) 0
Sandisk for Wii 2GB Not tested Works 1 With "Official Nintendo Seal" (!) 1
Sandisk SD 512MB 512MB Not tested Issues 10 Slow boot. 0
Team SD 2gb 2GB Not tested Issues 23 Very slow. 0
Transcend Transcend 80x 512mb 512mb Issues 20 Very slow. 0
Transcend Transcend 133x 4Gb 4gb Not tested Doesn't work 0
Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC 8gb Works Doesn't work Wont boot BootMii and also locks up Wii 1 in 5 times or so (No Boot). 1
Transcend Micro-SD 2gb Not tested Doesn't work BootMii : Drive slot flashes. Then Wii Menu boot. 0