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Nintendo Wii cd drive to SATA conversion Answered

hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could help me out with a problem I'm having, I'm trying to use a Nintendo Wii cd drive as an external cd drive(similar to the apple superdrive) and I was wondering if anyone has any idea how to convert it to either USB or SATA, I've spent hours online looking for solutions but all I could find was an Arduino forum with some pinouts, but I don't know what they mean. If anyone could help me out that would be greatly appreciated.


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alex_peters (author)2017-02-21

I second the other answer. Not worth the faff.

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Downunder35m (author)2017-02-13

Not worth the time.
Everything WII is encrypted and need certificates, the drive itself is not meant to be used as a standard drive either.
Means you not only need to create the required hardware but also a suitable driver.
Considering what is involved I highly doubt any 8bit CPU will handle that task.
Far cheaper to buy a normal USB or SATA drive.
If in doubt one of the old Hitachi ones with RAW reading and writing capabilities assuming you have the software and drivers to use such features.

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