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 GB 008 Kingston Didn't Try No
Jservs7 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Transcend Didn't Try Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
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) Didn't try Yes
SpanishFly SD Class 4 GB 002 Panasonic Yes Yes
SpanishFly SDHC Class 6 (133x) GB 004 Sandisk Didn't try Yes
Justing6 SD GB 002 Patriot Yes Yes
Vortex099 SD GB 002 SanDisk/Nintendo Yes Yes
MadCatMk2 SD MB 512 ExtreMEmory ("Allaround") Didn't try 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
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
Notsogr8one SD GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
Duhow SD MB 128 Kingston Yes Yes
bg4m3r SD MB 256 Kodak Yes Yes
bg4m3r SD GB 002 Lexar Yes Yes
Whodares SD GB 001 EMTEC Yes Yes
Whodares SD GB 002 OCZ Yes Yes
Yossi SD GB 002 Kingston Yes Yes
DrLucky SD GB 002 PNY Yes Yes
Drugold SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] GB 016 Transcend No Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
Gerome SDHC Class 6 [FAT32] GB 016 Transcend No Yes (But only after I click on Reload)
BlueDragon SDHC GB 004 Toshiba Didn't try Yes
JP SD GB 004 Transcend Yes Yes
Notsogr8one SDHC Class 4 GB 004 PNY Didn't try Yes
Yossi SD MB 512 Connect 3D Didn't try Yes
Arzuk SDHC GB 004 Lexar Didn't try Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) GB 002 Kingston Didn't try Yes
Yossi Micro SD (with SD adapter) GB 002 Patriot Didn't try Yes
JerryX Power Saves SD Card MB 512 Datel Yes Yes
Clorox Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 SanDisk Didn't try Yes
KnoWei SD GB 001 Datel "MAX Memory" Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD MB 512 Impact Yes Yes
NSSVelocity SD GB 002 Kodak Didn't try 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 Didn't try 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 Didn't try Yes
OneUp SDHC Class 2 GB 008 Sandisk Didn't try Yes
Starsplash Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 002 I-O DATA Yes Yes
Starsplash SDHC Class 6 GB 016 PQI Didn't try 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 Didn't try 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 Didn't try Yes
frozzted SDHC Class 6 GB 002 ATP Yes Yes
Gumble SDHC Class 4 GB 008 Kingston Didn't try No
Gumble SDHC Class 4 GB 016 Kingston Didn't try No
Chizad SDHC 2.0 GB 016 PQI Didn't try No
Brx017 SDHC Class 6 GB 008 Patriot No No
denper SDHC Class 4 GB 004 Dikom Didn't try No
HelpMii Micro SD (with SD Adapter) GB 001 Kingston No No
yoshicircuit SDHC Class 6 GB 004 Verbatim Didn't try No
mushroom SD MB 128 Jessops No No
Q_Kid SDHC (Fat32) GB 004 Presidents Choice Didn't try No
Q_Kid SD (Fat32) GB 002 DaneElec Yes Yes
WiiPower Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) made in Taiwan GB 004 Kingston Didn't try Yes
Rambytes Micro SDHC class4 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 004 Kingston Didn't try No
Rambytes Micro SD class2 (with SD Adapter) [FAT16/32] GB 002 Kingston yes yes
MiniMii Optima HD SDHC class4 [FAT] GB 016 PNY Didn't try No
jimitha SDC-32M [FAT16, see below] MB 032 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