2 TB HDD and USB 3.0(?)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by rikumax25!, Dec 1, 2016.

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    Can i use a 2 TB HDD on the Wii U and what cable do i need?
    Also does the wii U suupport USB 3.0?
     
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    https://lmgtfy.com/?q=wiiu+usb3.0

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    USB is both forward and backward compatible.

    The Wii U is USB 2.0 and will work with 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 but the Wii U will only have USB 2.0 speed when a USB 3.0 or 3.1 device is hooked up.

    Whereas, on the Xbox One and PS4, they are USB 3.0 so USB 3.1 devices will only work at USB 3.0 speed and USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices will work at 1.1 or 2.0 speeds.

    for USB drives, the Wii U can only use 2.0 TB max for hard drive sizes.

    Larger drives can be used but any space above 2.0 TB will be wasted and cannot be used for anything.
     
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    To be honest it's really hard to fully fill a 2T HDD with Wii U. 1T is already enough. And with the USB 2.0 port it will take forever to move data if you change mind later and want to use that 2T drive elsewhere. Each Wii U disk can hold a maximum of 25G of data, while the average size of games are probably around 10G or even smaller.

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    And all external HDDs need Y cable. The only explanation is if the drive has external power.
     
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    2Tb is a bit overkill. I think I have a solid 20% of ALL eShop games (25% indy, 50% Nintendo first party, 25% AAA third party) and it only takes up 350GB. Unless you're planning to buy every single game there's really no use for it.
     
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    love how i didnt got notified of my own post
     
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    i made this video to explain how to use a usb 3.0 with wiiu all usb 3.0 are compatible
     
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    thx bro
     
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    you re welcome