Official: Mass Storage USB for Wii
eSOL, based in Japan, has officially announced a USB mass storage system for the Wii! Here’s a piece of the press release:
Both software products constitute fundamental functionalities in the Wii console – managing and transferring data and files with external media. In particular, PrFILE2 provides file management functions which read and write data of theSD memory card, as well as other media;. PrUSB/Host functions are used in Wii, to provide USB host functions.
UPDATE: More details on the technology:
PrFILE2 is a FAT file system supporting FAT12/16/32 and VFAT. It has an architecture that can support application specific customization requests flexibly and quickly. Also, it has a fast backward seek function for file pointer, a function to minimize the file system destruction at accidental power shutdown or media removal, and other essential functions for the next generation of digital electronics devices. PrFILE2 provides a rich lineup of media drivers including compact flash and SD card.
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