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I have an older Nintendo Wii that I would like to sell. Before I can list it, I'd like to include how much memory the console has. I searched Nintendo support and they said I could see this under Data Management. However, when I go into that area, where the installed games are shown, I see "693 Blocks". What does that mean? Is there a different way I should use to determine how much memory the console has?

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Blocks was how Nintendo measured data for a while. There are calculators online like this one: https://nblocksconverter.herokuapp.com/mobile that show you that 1 block equals 0.125 MB.

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  • Dang, so my unit has 1 GB of RAM? I wonder if anyone would ever want to buy it... – Michael Sobczak Dec 4 '20 at 21:12
  • How do you get to this conclusion? 693 free blocks would equal to 86 MB. – Florian Bach Dec 12 '20 at 4:58
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Your unit doesn't have 1GB of RAM (as you assumed in your comment).

Every Wii has 512 MB of storage on a flash chip (some of which will be in use by the system itself) and 88 MB of RAM (24 MB fast 1T-SRAM and 64 MB slower GDDR3 SDRAM).

These 512 MB would equal to 4096 blocks. Your 693 blocks would then be equal to 86MB (1 block = 0.125 MB).

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  • Got it. So is the model I have one of the first ever released? – Michael Sobczak Dec 12 '20 at 17:23

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