If you're complaining about the storage space on the Wii U, you know nothing.

#1ebj767Posted 9/13/2012 1:07:53 PM
About data storage.

Comparing 360/PS3 5400 RPM drives to Flash Memory/SSD drives...LOL.
#2JackalPosted 9/13/2012 1:09:37 PM
Are they true SSD drives or Flash Memory like our USB flash drives?

Other than that, the amount of space.
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#3TiamatKillerPosted 9/13/2012 1:10:49 PM
ebj767 posted...
About data storage.

Comparing 360/PS3 5400 RPM drives to Flash Memory/SSD drives...LOL.


Still doesn't change the fact that if you don't get the Premium and its 32 GB internal storage, and like to download your games online, you will most likely need to get an external hard drive or something. This means you will have a little box that needs to be connected to your Wii U, and is an unnecessary addition to the actual piece of hardware.

On a sidenote, you never see people blowing up over "Ohmehgerd, the 360/PS3 hard drive is so slow!"
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#4Paulf001Posted 9/13/2012 1:11:07 PM
Larger Capacity / lower cost, but slower read/write rate in HDD

vs

Flash, lower capacity / higher cost but faster read/write rate.

For something like game consoles reading from an HDD is still faster then reading from an optical drive.
#5SolisPosted 9/13/2012 1:11:30 PM
ebj767 posted...
About data storage.

Comparing 360/PS3 5400 RPM drives to Flash Memory/SSD drives...LOL.


You do realize that the flash memory in the Wii U is almost certainly going to be slower than the HDDs in the Xbox 360 and PS3, right?

I mean heck, the Xbox 360 4GB has flash memory too, noone brags about the speed/performance of that compared to an HDD.
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#6trenkenPosted 9/13/2012 1:12:42 PM
ebj767 posted...
About data storage.

Comparing 360/PS3 5400 RPM drives to Flash Memory/SSD drives...LOL.


Noone cares about that. All I know is my PS3 holds 500gb. How much does the Wii U hold again?
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#7ebj767(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2012 1:13:14 PM
You really think Nintendo is going to sell you an external harddrive cheaper than what you can get as a consumer? The whole point of a company is to take something thats worth X amount, charge X amount more, and make the consumer buy it. Nintendo will never be able to sell you an external harddrive at a competitive price compared to Seagate/Western Digitial/X Data Company.

They're basically skipping the BS and giving the power to the consumer. I give Nintendo major props for this, they could have pulled a M$ and created a proprietary hardrive which costs them 20 bucks and charge you $120 for it, is that what you wanted?
#8ebj767(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2012 1:13:58 PM
My Wii U will hold about 2TB with my external hard drive...also this thing cost me $75.

u mirin'?
#9TerotrousPosted 9/13/2012 1:14:19 PM
trenken posted...
Noone cares about that. All I know is my PS3 holds 500gb. How much does the Wii U hold again?

As much as you want and for a cheaper price per gb.
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#10ebj767(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2012 1:15:11 PM
And if you're asking in terms of potential capacity, the Wii U will potentially hold 3TB of data, probably more than what Nintendo will ever release in the consoles entire lifespan. (Sans Full Game Releases).