SD/SDHC Card Compatibility Tests

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A lot of people on the wiibrew forums and on the #wiihelp 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, were sucessful in running the twilight hack with your card?
  • Homebrew Channel: Yes or no, were successful in running homebrew via the Homebrew Channel using your card? (Not initially installing the channel, just using it once it has been installed)


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.

User Card Type Card Size Card Manufacturer Twilight Hack Homebrew Channel
hykosphy SDHC Class 6 8 GB Kingston Didn't Try No
Jservs7 SDHC Class 6 8 GB Transcend Didn't Try Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
AntFucker SD HighSpeed 60x 2 GB TakeMS Yes Yes
neit_jnf SDHC Class 6 32 GB Topram No Yes
neit_jnf SDHC Class 6 8 GB Transcend No Yes
neit_jnf SD 2 GB Wphoto (Walgreens) Didn't try Yes
SpanishFly SD Class 4 2 GB Panasonic Yes Yes
SpanishFly SDHC Class 6 (133x) 4 GB Sandisk Didn't try Yes
Justing6 SD 2 GB Patriot Yes Yes
Vortex099 SD 2 GB SanDisk/Nintendo Yes Yes
MadCatMk2 SD 512 MB ExtreMEmory ("Allaround") Didn't try Yes
Drugold Micro SD (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] 2 GB Transcend Yes Yes
Drugold SD (133x) [FAT32] 4 GB Transcend No Yes
CashMan SD 2 GB Toshiba Yes Yes
Clorox SD 256 MB Nintendo (I think) Yes Yes
Arikado SD 2 GB SanDisk Yes Yes
Flark SD 1 GB Kingston Yes Yes
Octoroks SD 1 GB Dane-Elec Yes Yes
Pinball Wizard SD 512 MB SanDisk Yes Yes
Pinball Wizard SD 1 GB SanDisk Yes Yes
Rldowling03 SD 2 GB DSE Yes Yes
Arzuk SD 2 GB Lexar Yes Yes
Notsogr8one SD 2 GB Kingston Yes Yes
Duhow SD 128 MB Kingston Yes Yes
bg4m3r SD 256 MB Kodak Yes Yes
bg4m3r SD 2 GB Lexar Yes Yes
Whodares SD 1 GB EMTEC Yes Yes
Whodares SD 2 GB OCZ Yes Yes
Yossi SD 2 GB Kingston Yes Yes
DrLucky SD 2 GB PNY Yes Yes
Drugold SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] 16 GB Transcend No Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
Gerome SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] 16 GB Transcend No Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
BlueDragon SDHC 4 GB Toshiba Didn't try Yes
JP SD 4 GB Transcend Yes Yes
Notsogr8one SDHC Class 4 4 GB PNY Didn't try Yes
Yossi SD 512 MB Connect 3D Didn't try Yes
Arzuk SDHC 4 GB Lexar Didn't try Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) 2 GB Kingston Didn't try Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) 2 GB Patriot Didn't try Yes
JerryX Power Saves SD Card 512 MB Datel Yes Yes
Clorox Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 2 GB SanDisk Didn't try Yes
KnoWei SD 1 GB Datel "MAX Memory" Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD 512 MB Impact Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD 2 GB Kodak Didn't try Yes
NSSVelocity SDHC Class 4 16 GB Kodak No No
teknecal Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 64 MB Sandisk Yes Yes
lanjoe9 SDHC (133x) 4 GB Zap Glider Didn't try Yes
lanjoe9 SD (66x) 2 GB Zap Glider Yes Yes
ML™ SD (66x) 2 GB EMTEC Yes Yes
malexous Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 2 GB Sandisk Yes Yes
denper SDHC Class 2 4 GB Sandisk Didn't try Yes
OneUp SDHC Class 2 8 GB Sandisk Didn't try Yes
Starsplash Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 2 GB I-O DATA Yes Yes
Starsplash SDHC Class 6 16 GB PQI Didn't try Yes
Digdug Mini SD (with SD Adapter) 512 MB Kingston Yes Yes
Digdug Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 2 GB Kingston Yes Yes
Starsplash SD Class 4 2 GB Hagiwara Sys-Com Yes Yes
Starsplash Micro SDHC Class 2 8 GB Sandisk Didn't try Yes
böllö SD 16 MB Panasonic Yes No
WiiCracker SD 2 GB Ricoh Yes Yes
Starsplash SDHC Class 6 4 GB A-DATA No Yes
Sunmight SDHC Class 6 8 GB A-DATA Didn't try Yes
frozzted SDHC Class 6 2 GB ATP Yes Yes
Gumble SDHC Class 4 8 GB Kingston Didn't try No
Gumble SDHC Class 4 16 GB Kingston Didn't try No
Chizad SDHC 2.0 16 GB PQI Didn't try No
Brx017 SDHC Class 6 8 GB Patriot No No
denper SDHC Class 4 4 GB Dikom Didn't try No
HelpMii Micro SD (with SD Adapter) 1 GB Kingston No No
yoshicircuit SDHC Class 6 4 GB Verbatim Didn't try No
mushroom SD 128 MB Jessops No No
Q_Kid SDHC (Fat32) 4 GB Presidents Choice Didn't try No
Q_Kid SD (Fat32) 2 GB DaneElec Yes Yes
WiiPower Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) made in Taiwan 4 GB Kingston Didn't try Yes
Rambytes Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] 4 GB Kingston Didn't try No
Rambytes Micro SD class2 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] 2 GB Kingston yes yes
MiniMii Optima HD SDHC class4 [FAT] 16 GB PNY Didn't try No
jimitha SDC-32M [FAT16, see below] 32 MB Canon Yes Yes - see below
  • 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