SD/SDHC Card Compatibility Tests

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A lot of people on the WiiBrew forums and on the #wiihelp on EFnet IRC have reported problems using the Twilight Hack or loading Homebrew applications in the Homebrew Channel. These same people claim to have fixed their problems by using a different SD or SDHC card. The purpose of this page is to collect data about the SD or SDHC card you are using to determine which SD and SDHC cards cause problems and which don't.

  • User: Input your username.
  • Card Type: What type of card you are using.
  • Card Size: What size your card is.
  • Card Manufacturer: Who made your card.
  • Twilight Hack: Yes or no, successful usage of Twilight Hack with this card.
  • Homebrew Channel: Yes or no, successful usage of Homebrew via the Homebrew Channel using your card? (Not initially installing the channel, just using it once it has been installed)

You might try comparing the page for Mini at BootMii/SD Card Compatibility List

Note: SDHC cards do not work with the Twilight Hack, only the Homebrew Channel beta 9 or greater. MMC cards do not work in the Wii at all. Also try to follow the order when posting your test.

Note: If it does not work for you (especially with an SDHC card), please try again after reformatting on the Windows command line (Start > Run > cmd) using: format h: /fs:fat /a:4096

User Card Type Card Size Card Manufacturer Twilight Hack Homebrew Channel Comments
Stan-f microSDHC Class 4 in SD Adapter GB 008 Kingston(Card and Adapters) Not tested Partial
LGDX_lepou SDHC GB 008 CoreMicro Not tested Yes Works fine. I didn't test the Twilight Hack but with Letterbomb it works perfectly.
Stan-f microSDHC Class 4 in USB Adapter GB 008 Kingston(Card and Adapters) Not tested Yes Slows down when charging apps
Error MicroSD in SD Adapter GB 002 Kingston(Card and Adapter) Not tested Yes
arn` SD Class 2 GB 001 Panasonic Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.3
Pishta68 SD MB 512 PNY Yes Yes Tested with HB browser
arn`/Sakisds SD GB 002 Transcend Yes Yes Works perfectly(tested with all hbc versions and with a lot of apps).
code2lfe14 SD GB 004 Hp no Yes Works perfectly(Tested with HBC from 1.0.1 to 1.1.0 versions and with a lot of apps)HackMii Installer, HomeBrew Browser, DVDX and DVDX v2.
Kakkoii SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Duracell Yes Yes But apps in HBC such as HBB and Wad Manager cannot read the SDHC card. This is very odd, since everything else on the Wii can.
hykosphy / lego6245 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Kingston Not tested Yes Works with HBC 1.0.3 and earlier
sashavol SD GB 001 Ativa Yes Yes
Jservs7 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Transcend Not tested Yes
AntFucker SD HighSpeed 60x GB 002 TakeMS Yes Yes
neit_jnf SDHC Class 6 GB 032 Topram No Yes
neit_jnf SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Transcend No Yes
neit_jnf SD GB 002 Wphoto (Walgreens) Not tested Yes
SpanishFly SD Class 4 GB 002 Panasonic Yes Yes
SpanishFly SDHC Class 6 (133x) GB 004 Sandisk Not tested Yes
baffle-boy Micro SDHC GB 004 SanDisk Not tested Yes
Justing6 SD GB 002 Patriot Yes Yes
Ron/Sakisds Ultra II SD Plus GB 001 SanDisk Yes Yes Tested with HBC from 1.0.0 to 1.0.6. USB Stick also works.
Ron SD GB 002 SanDisk/Nintendo Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.5 and 1.0.6
Vortex099 SD GB 002 SanDisk/Nintendo Yes Yes
MadCatMk2 SD MB 512 ExtreMEmory ("Allaround") Not tested Yes
Drugold Micro SD (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 002 Transcend Yes Yes
Drugold SD (133x) [FAT32] GB 004 Transcend No Yes
CashMan SD GB 002 Toshiba Yes Yes
Clorox SD MB 256 Nintendo (I think) Yes Yes
Arikado SD GB 002 SanDisk Yes Yes
Flark SD GB 001 Kingston Yes Yes
Octoroks SD GB 001 Dane-Elec Yes Yes
Baffle-boy SD GB 002 Dane-Elec Not tested No Wasn't recognized by anything on the Wii.
Pinball Wizard SD MB 512 SanDisk Yes Yes
Pinball Wizard SD GB 001 SanDisk Yes Yes
Rldowling03 SD GB 002 DSE Yes Yes
Arzuk SD GB 002 Lexar Yes Yes
Jesse SD GB 002 Lexar (Multi-Use) No No Model # LSD2GBASBWMC Rev B - Cannot be read by Wii at all in FAT16 or FAT32
Jesse SD GB 002 HP Not tested Yes Model # L1877A#707-EF
Wiiboy59 SD GB 002 Lexar SD Gaming Edition Not tested Yes
Notsogr8one SD GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
Duhow SD MB 128 Kingston Yes Yes
Ninjafish1990 SD GB 002 SanDisk Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.1 to 1.0.3
Ninjafish1990 SD GB 002 Toshiba Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.1 to 1.0.3
Ninjafish1990 Micro SDHC Class4 (with SD Adapter) GB 004 Kingston Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.1 to 1.0.3
bg4m3r SD MB 256 Kodak Yes Yes
bg4m3r SD GB 002 Lexar Yes Yes
Whodares SD GB 001 EMTEC Yes Yes
Wiiboy59 SD GB 002 EMTEC Not tested No Wii doesn't show any content even though files are shown on the PC. Other SD cards work though.
Whodares SD GB 002 OCZ Yes Yes
DragonQ SD Hi-Speed 150x GB 002 OCZ Yes Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.6, HackMii Installer v0.6, HomeBrew Browser 0.3.8, DVDX v2
Yossi SD GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
DrLucky SD GB 002 PNY Yes Yes
Drugold SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] GB 016 Transcend No Yes
Gerome SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] GB 016 Transcend No Yes
BlueDragon SDHC GB 004 Toshiba Not tested Yes
JP SD GB 004 Transcend Yes Yes
Notsogr8one SDHC Class 4 GB 004 PNY Not tested Yes
Yossi SD MB 512 Connect 3D Not tested Yes
Arzuk SDHC GB 004 Lexar Not tested Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) GB 002 Kingston Not tested Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) GB 002 Patriot Not tested Yes
JerryX Power Saves SD Card MB 512 Datel Yes Yes BootMii loads extraordinarily slow compared to other cards.
Clorox Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 SanDisk Not tested Yes
KnoWei SD GB 001 Datel "MAX Memory" Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD MB 512 Impact Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD GB 002 Kodak Not tested Yes
NSSVelocity SDHC Class 4 GB 016 Kodak No No
teknecal Micro SD (with SD Adapter) MB 064 SanDisk Yes Yes
lanjoe9 SDHC (133x) GB 004 Zap Glider Not tested Yes
lanjoe9 SD (66x) GB 002 Zap Glider Yes Yes
ML™ SD (66x) GB 002 EMTEC Yes Yes
malexous Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 SanDisk Yes Yes
denper SDHC Class 2 GB 004 SanDisk Not tested Yes
OneUp SDHC Class 2 GB 008 SanDisk Not tested Yes
Starsplash Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 I-O DATA Yes Yes
Starsplash SDHC Class 6 GB 016 PQI Not tested Yes
Digdug Mini SD (with SD Adapter) MB 512 Kingston Yes Yes
Digdug Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
Starsplash SD Class 4 GB 002 Hagiwara Sys-Com Yes Yes
Starsplash Micro SDHC Class 2 GB 008 SanDisk Not tested Yes
böllö SD MB 016 Panasonic Yes No
WiiCracker SD GB 002 Ricoh Yes Yes
Starsplash SDHC Class 6 GB 004 A-DATA No Yes
Sunmight SDHC Class 6 GB 008 A-DATA Not tested Yes
frozzted SDHC Class 6 GB 002 ATP Yes Yes
Gumble SDHC Class 4 GB 008 Kingston Not tested No
Xjph SDHC Class 4 GB 016 Kingston Not tested Yes
Chizad SDHC 2.0 GB 016 PQI Not tested No
Brx017 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Patriot No No
denper SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Dikom Not tested No
HelpMii Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 001 Kingston No No
yoshicircuit SDHC Class 6 GB 004 Verbatim Not tested No
mushroom SD MB 128 Jessops No No
Q_Kid SDHC (Fat32) GB 004 Presidents Choice Not tested No
Q_Kid SD (Fat32) GB 002 DaneElec Yes Yes
WiiPower Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) made in Taiwan GB 004 Kingston Not tested Yes
Kkh3049 Micro SDHC C04G (Japan) (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 004 Kingston Not tested No
Rambytes Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 004 Kingston Not tested No
Rambytes Micro SD class2 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 002 Kingston yes yes
MiniMii Optima HD SDHC class4 [FAT] GB 016 PNY Not tested No
jimitha SDC-32M [FAT16, see below] MB 032 Canon Yes Yes See notes below
coreduo0099 SDHC Class 6 GB 016 PQI Not tested No See notes below
coreduo0099 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 A-Data No Yes
coreduo0099 SDHC Class 6 GB 016 A-Data Not tested Yes DEC 18 2009: Second confirmation by mia1dolfan. Fully functional, thanks coreduo0099!! [Google Product Search]
n2kra Micro SDHC Class 4 (with Adapter) GB 004 PNY Not tested No See Wii SDMenu note
fallen101 Micro SDHC Class 4 GB 008 PNY Not tested Yes
Lakitu SD GB 002 First Champion Not tested Yes
Wolfdre SDHC class 4 platinum II 60x GB 016 Lexar Not tested Works with 4.0 SD menu and HBC 1.0.3
ej SD GB 002 Maxell Yes Yes
Alexanderpas SD (with "Official Nintendo Seal") GB 002 SanDisk Yes Yes
Appitizer SD MB 512 A-DATA Yes Yes
norac_egres SDHC Ultra II class 2 [FAT32] GB 016 SanDisk Not tested Yes
MiniMii Kodak SDHC (SanDisk?) GB 004 Kodak Not tested Yes
brass SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Kingston Not tested No
Xeiden SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Kingston Not tested Yes But only before first app run
NintendoManiac64 SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Kingston Not tested No (see note) Yet BootMii's SD file browser works (though bootmii itself cannot boot from the card)
Wiiguy SD (with "Official Nintendo Seal") GB 002 SanDisk No Yes
Wiill SD GB 002 SanDisk Yes Yes
Sam6226 SD MB 512 Lexar Yes Yes
Extrems SD GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
Extrems SD GB 002 Lexar Yes Yes
TheStorm SDHC Class 4 GB 008 Toshiba Not tested Partial No apps which use libfat work
SquidMan SD with USB Connector GB 002 ATTiA Tech Yes Yes
ghee22 Micro SD (with SD Adapter) [FAT32] GB 004 Dane-Elec No No
malexous SD MB 016 Panasonic Not tested Yes böllö reports that Panasonic 16MB does not work with the Homebrew Channel but my card does
Chainsawkitten MicroSD with SD adapter GB 001 Transcend Not tested Yes
LightInDark SDHC (Class 6) GB 008 Integral Not tested Yes Card reads, can be used for installs and apps. But sometimes the Wii/HMC will loose the card and un-mount it when loading some apps such as Supersonic Wii
Khaledh SD GB 002 SanDisk Not tested Yes
Weebat SDHC (Class 4) GB 004 Panasonic Not tested Yes Tested with HBC 1.0.6. Most apps (such as HBB, MPlayer) can not access SD-Card. Exception: GeeXboX 0.1alpha7 works without problems.
ummwat SDHC Class 4 GB 008 Panasonic Not tested Yes Wii Family Edition; HBC 1.1.0; System Menu 4.3U; LetterBomb. All apps tested so far work.
DarthRiko Optima HD SDHC class4 GB 008 PNY Not tested No
dag Dane-Elec SDHC class4 GB 016 Dane-Elec Not tested Yes Only worked after reformatting on Windows command line using: format h: /fs:fat /a:4096
mia1dolfan Kingston SDHC class4 GB 032 Kingston Not tested Partial Homebrew Channel 1.0.6 starts apps off card, but applications unable to mount SD:/ - such as Homebrew Browser (FAT16 4096 sector size trick did not work) - DEC 12 09
User:Filgoto Kingston SDHC class4 GB 016 Kingston Not tested Partial Homebrew Channel 1.0.6 starts apps off card, but they are not able to mount SD:/ for example Homebrew Browser, Wad Manager 1.5 (FAT16 4096 sector size trick did not work)
mia1dolfan SanDisk Extreme III SDHC GB 004 SanDisk Not tested Yes
Dragonsss OCZ SDHC Class 6 GB 004 OCZ Not tested Partial Cannot run any apps
trymion MicroSD in SD Adapter GB 001 Kingston/Japan (Both SD and Adapter) Not tested Yes
Ratty MicroSD in SD Adapter GB 001 Sandisk Not tested Yes
Legacy Ultra SDHC Class 4 (100x) GB 004 Sandisk Not tested Yes
AaronMosh7 SDHC Memory Card GB 008 Toshiba Not tested Partial Sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn't show up on the homebrew channel.
hizzle SDHC Ultra Class 4 GB 008 SanDisk Not tested Yes 2010-01-23 Confirmed and working with homebrew channel, downloaded apps and emulators.
howieu SDHC Memory Card GB 032 Microcenter Not tested Yes Works fine. Some games (Rick Dangerous) only black screen. Hard to know.
howieu SDHC Memory Card GB 016 Kingston Not tested Not Really Worked, but then gave some strange errors. Had to turn off Wii and turn back on. Then same situation occurred again
wiihelper MicroSD in SD Adapter GB 002 Centon Not tested Yes It works perfectly fine with a normal FAT format. Sometimes the Homebrew Apps will stay black screen and you'd have to restart.
jiangyan86 SDHC GB 008 Kingston Not tested No 4.0U
earthbound22 SD Memory card GB 002 Kodak No No Shows nothing at all on either
Nameguy MicroSDHC in SD Adapter GB 016 Lexar Not tested Yes It seems that BootMii and the Homebrew Browser cannot mount to the disk. It may be because (but is VERY unlikely that) the lock button is always being pushed to LOCKED when put in some devices. Also, Gecko OS does not load cheats (but this may not be because of the disk, as there are other cases of this).
Lunakoa SDHC C6 GB 004 Crucial Not tested No Homebrew recognizes and launches Apps, but those apps will not see the SD card. Apps like Homebrew Browser, Multi-Mod Manager, and MPlayer do not work. You can use this to launch bootmii, priloader or Banner Bomb, those work.
mdbrim SDHC Class 4 GB 016 Toshiba Not tested Partial Some apps work, others do not. (libfat worked on some, didn't on others) could not mount in some cases. Even after the format h: /fs:fat /a:4096 it still didn't.
mdbrim SDHC Class 2 GB 016 SanDisk Not tested Yes worked great even without a format. (note this is the non Ultra II (which also works) (see above))
jrash06 Micro SDHC GB 004 Kingmax Not tested Yes
kraylord SD (HyperSpeed 133x) GB 004 takeMS Not tested Yes Works fine. Article number: MS4096SDC-SD4
Paco103 SD GB 001 Lexar Yes Yes Works fine. Installed Homebrew with Indiana Pwns
Iced MicroSD C01G (Japan) (with SD Adapter) [FAT32] GB 001 Kingston (Card and Adapter) Not tested Yes Homebrew, BootMii and a number of Apps work. Used for all steps of softmod including NAND backup on a 4.0U
Rasori Extreme SDHC (Class 10) UHS 1 GB 032 SanDisk Not tested Yes HBC, BootMii work, no problems with Apps so far. Recognized at boot.
JustinPayne SDHC Class 10 (SP032GBSDH010V10) GB 032 Silicon Power Not tested Yes Came formatted. Originally installed Homebrew using letterbomb on a Patriot 2 gig SD. Moved existing files over to 32GB card. Homebrew reported an update. After updating there were no issues. Ran some apps as well as Scumm. All seems fine.
Mikha SDHC Class 4 GB 016 SanDisk Not tested Yes Tried to run various games from the card. All seems like it would read from it, and save back to it through apps. Only thing is that a N64 VC game would get TO the card, but not back again. But Seems fine though.
C-TR microSDHC in SD Adapter (Class 4) made in China GB 008 Kingston Not tested Yes Works fine
Purplewowies Sandisk microSDHC in Sandisk adapter GB 008 SanDisk Not tested No Would not do Letterbomb (had to use microSD in same adapter), and would not do anything in Homebrew Channel
Clefairy microSDHC in SD adapter (Class 10) UHS-I GB 016 A-DATA Not tested Yes Homebrew Channel 1.1.2, BootMii work, no problems with any apps.
Clefairy microSDHC in SD adapter (Class 10) UHS-I GB 016 A-DATA Not tested Yes Homebrew Channel 1.1.2, BootMii work, no problems with any apps.
xobyot SD Optima SD-M02G GB 002 PNY Not tested Yes No Problems, System Menu 4.3 - LetterBomb, Homebrew Channel 1.1.2, BootMii, tested many apps
xobyot SDHC Class 6 SD6/4GB GB 004 Kingston Not tested Yes No Problems, System Menu 4.3 - LetterBomb, Homebrew Channel 1.1.2, BootMii, tested many apps
xobyot SDHC Ultra 30MB/s Class 6 SDSDH-016G GB 016 SanDisk Not tested Yes No Problems, System Menu 4.3 - LetterBomb, Homebrew Channel 1.1.2, BootMii, tested many apps
  • Note on SDC-32M: The 32MB card that came with my camera worked fine--but only after correctly reformatting. The original, failing format was FAT12. Reformatting with the "official" program failed too (result was also FAT12). But formatting FAT16 from the Windows command line worked, and both the Twilight Hack and HBC loaded up:
format h: /fs:fat /a:4096

Command For Linux Users:

sudo mkfs.vfat -F 16 -S 4096 /dev/mmcblk0p1
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