BEST HDD for Wii USB-Loader

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  1. cocoman
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    Hi guys,
    which HDD would you recommend me for Wii USB Loaders? I actually have a Verbatim Portable 2,5" 320 GB HDD which has some lockup issues in many games (LEGO Batman, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Animal Crossing, Wario Ware, Rabbids Go Home and so on...). It's definitely the Hard Drive, the games lock up at the same points and don't when using USB flash drives, it could be some spindown issues, I don't know. I tried many different configs and loaders, IOS', FAT32, WBFS... IT IS the HDD. [​IMG]
    So guys, with which HDD is it possible to play for hours and hours and never experience a lockup? Should be 2,5" and around 320GB.
    Thanks in advance.


    PS: I looked at the compatibility page and it doesn't really help me.


    Edit: I've read that the Seagate FreeAgent is good, because you can edit the spindown settings.
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Most HDs usually don't have a problem. I use a Hitachi 500GB an a Macally USB/IEEE1394 enclosure
     
  3. Toader

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    I also use a hitachi and it works like a charm
     
  4. Vattu

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    use the slowest hdd with longest seek-times and shitty catch. oh, and try to find a PATA-to-ESATA-to-USB converter too. [​IMG]
     
  5. mistajase

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    I just chucked an old 3.5 120GB IDE Maxtor internal drive from my old PC into a cheap HDD enclosure off E-Bay (£9.99 buy-it-now price).

    Works. No problems at all! [​IMG]
     
  6. smf

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    Western digital scorpio blue 500gb works fine. I'm got it in a cheap white no name caddy and that works fine too.
    Some problems can be caused by the drive, others by the caddy. I've never bought a bundled drive & caddy at the same time because they are much more expensive here & recently they seem to come with extra software embedded on the drive that you have trouble getting rid of.

    You might want to pick up a cheap caddy to try the drive in.
     
  7. cocoman
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    This one sounds really good. Are you really able to play many hours without any lockups? I don't want to buy a new HDD which has issues you know. Shitty Verbatim Portable Drive...
    Any other 'ultimately awesome' HDDs?

    Edit: Come on guys, just post which HDD you're using, it might help others too who google this a.s.o.
     
  8. screamq3

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    Seagate 1TB works flawless [​IMG]
     
  9. pacha69

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    I'm using a 1 terra lacie hdd, works fine, i had another version of a lacie drive, wich wasn't compatible.
     
  10. Raisouli

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    I use a Western Digital Portable 320GB, no problems, but in the first Level of Super Mario Galaxy, (if the video sequenze start), my wii crashed (black screen), but after some tries, it works, another games works too, i think, it was the spindown of the HDD.

    The HDD has 2 years warranty and cost 55 € (Amazon Germany)
     
  11. Gobnoblin

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    anything from the compatibility list would be great... I use the iomega 500 .... before that I used my xbox hard drive lmao both work great now my xbox hdd is going to be for triiforce and emulators hahahaha
     
  12. FragAguy

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    I have a western digital my passport 320GB and I never got any problems^^
     
  13. Vattu

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    I use a WD my passport 2.5". very nice enclosure and perfect gaming. a bit slow at booting at wii start, though.
     
  14. richy

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    Make this another vote for Western Digital My Passport (320GB). I had a 160GB Essentials before but most of it was still partitioned for my PC stuff so I decided to buy a dedicated drive. Works fine and not had any issues with it. Only thing you might want to do (assuming it's one of the latest versions) is to turn off the auto-backup feature which a lot of people (including myself) find irritating when you plug it into a PC. Very easy to disable and instructions are on WD's website.
     
  15. tj_cool

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    I have a 1TB WD Essentials and it works good
    So 320GB should work good too [​IMG]
     
  16. metroid4life14

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    320gb toshiba works great [​IMG]
     
  17. xzxero

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    buffalo drivestation has never given me any problems.
     
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    [​IMG]

    fo shizzle
     
  19. cocoman
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    thank you guys, as i saw most of you use a 3,5" hdd, so i bought some cheep one from our pc store. it works freakin great!!! thank you so much guys, hope that will help others, too.