Decided to purchase a Wii, and am planning to mod it so I can play my games on the hard drive. This is necessary so when the my nephews come over to play they will not scratch my games.
Anyway, my question is what are the benefits to installing a mod chip compared to Softmod. The main feature I would like is to be able to install the games on an external hard drive. Similar to how I would put my games on my Xbox with DVD2Xbox. Stick it in the drive, and press the button.