Ahhh... "required", sure - absolutely not. Which is why I believe it is going to happen they will include it as an option along with the SD Card as well.Originally Posted by [DT]
Exactly, which is probably why there is a delay in including such, look how long it took them to add full keyboard support!Originally Posted by [DT]
The system was designed thinking that the 512MB would be more than enough for most, and the SD cards would expand that to unlimited storage for everyone else. Not only did they not expect there Wii to be as popular as it is now, they didn't expect the overwhelming success of the Wii or it's Shop Channel either. Now I believe it is just a matter of time before the outcry for a larger storage (or multiple optional storage) to be put into place and utilized, but to do that would require quite a lot of a design change to support it.
Rumor has it that one of the version updates included temporary USB HDD support when the SD was not present in the slot, this could or could not be true since they did sneak in partial USB kb support in 3.00U, however most the reported tests of this returned false. Not a bad idea however, remove the SD card to drop to the USB HDD instead, however transfers to and from SD to HDD would be annoying. The best method I believe is to add another storage tab on the file manager as well as another source option on the Photo Channel.
Even then what about other USB devices? What if more than one is plugged in? Nintendo probably only briefly considered it, and thought they'd deal with it *IF* they decided to invest more into it depending on it's success. I still don't think they considered such storage options, or thought all but a handful would want such a thing. Time will tell if we see it or not.
lol... I agree, forcing a drive on us would not work. Sliding in the option however, isn't a bad idea. Thanks for clearing up what you meant.Originally Posted by [DT]