vWii WiiFlow Usb Hdd compatibility list

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Cell247, Dec 28, 2012.

Dec 28, 2012
  1. Cell247

    Newcomer Cell247 Prickly Goomba

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    I wanted to get a list of what drives are working with y cable and without. So far I have an older 500gb verbatim working with y cable and 53 beta with WiiFlow (formatted to fat32). A 500gb Toshiba Canvio basics 3.0 and a 250 GB Acomdata have both failed. I want to pick up a newer drive and thought a list of what's working would be nice. So list what you got working.
     


  2. julialy

    Member julialy Ehh, I'm so lazy.

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    Depends.

    I don't think there is a list anywhere... You'll just have to try it yourself and post results.
     
  3. Cell247

    Newcomer Cell247 Prickly Goomba

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    Thanks. I posted what I've tried so far. Now lets see what others have and have not got to work.
     
  4. Thomas83Lin

    Member Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB
    PN:9ZA2AH-502 500GB
    SN:2GE7V282

    Working without a y-cord through WiiFlow fat32 formatted
     
  5. Cell247

    Newcomer Cell247 Prickly Goomba

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    Great info, thank you. Lets keep them coming.
     
  6. Copesnuffdss

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    Both of My WD HDD need the Y- adapter one is a MY Passport 320 gb the other is a 500gb My Passport neither have an external power supply they are power by USB.
     
  7. Cell247

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    How were they formatted?
     
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    Newcomer steplay29 Advanced Member

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    i have a wd my passport 500gb usb powered and it needs the y-cable to work.i have it formatted to wbfs and all games i have tried so far work flawlessy.
     
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    Seagate free agent Go 500gb intermittent without y-cable. Its has worked 3 times without and 2 times failed to spin up.
     
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    SimpleDrive Mini by Hitachi
    Model: SDM/500CF
    500 GB
    Y-Cable

    Works for me. NTFS
     
  11. Copesnuffdss

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    I tried them bot in fat32 NTFS AND WBFS. Neither worked until I got the Y adaptor and the both work in FAT32 AND W FS not sure about NTFS
     
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    About Toshiba Canvio basics 3.0 see http://code.google.com/p/d2x-cios/issues/detail?id=47
    If you - or anybody else having this hdd - have a usb gecko and a real wii then I can try to fix it.
     
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    I have a very similar drive its a Toshiba canvio Basics 3.0 1tb, same problem though. I have a Usb Gecko and a Wii so if you want you can send me instructions and i'll see if i can help.

    edit:Never mind apparently mine has been fixed sometime recently cause its working fine now atleast on the wii, in wiiu mode its looking like its going to need a y-cord. I'll test that if i end up getting one.

    edit: Just got a y-cord, Slow loading in wiiflow, most of the time it just black screens. in usb loader gx its undetectable.
     
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    Newcomer MrBePPe Newbie

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    Western Digital My Passport 500GB (WDBKXH5000ABK-EESN)
    -formatted NTFS
    -NO Y-cable
    -loader Configurable USBloader
    -d2x v10b53 alt
    Works fine!

    Western Digital Elements Desktop 1,5TB (WDBAAU0015HBK)
    -external power supply
    -formatted FAT32
    -loader Configurable USBloader
    -d2x v10b53 alt
    Works fine!
     
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    Thanks for all of the info so far. I'll 2 other drives tomorrow and edit first post with a list.
     
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    I have the 1tb version of the drive and it has the same issues. Works 100% perfectly fine with v8 final. If i try any of the beta v9 it stays on a continuous loop trying to mount the drive.
    This is on the regular wii though. I have not tested anything on the Vwii as i have no intentions of hacking it since i still have the original wii setup right next to it.

    Also i have no usb gecko either so I'm unable to help there as well :(
     
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    Western Digital My Passport 500GB
    -formatted NTFS
    -Y Cable Needed
    -loader Wii Flow
    -d2x v10b53 alt
    Works fine!
     
  18. Plunt

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    WD 1.5Tb
    P/N: WDBAAF0015HBK-01
    external power source
    WBFS partition
    FAT partition
    both partitions loading games
    d2x v10b52
    usb loader gx and wiiflow both work
     
  19. yafaiz

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    I'm using a Seagate 250gb IDE drive in an old Belkin IDE - USB casing.
    Works fine on vWii but not on original Wii.
     
  20. ayrek

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    Iomega 1tb with external power source, working on both wii and vwii with a single fat32 partition; it was previously working on wii with a wbfs partition and an fat32 partition.

    Edit: Working on vwii using d2x beta53 alt
     

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