64Gb USB stick

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by johand, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    Hello,
    which 64Gb small USB stick should i buy (today still in stores) to use with my WII. They cost at least 50€ so i should get the right one.
    Thx, Johan

    Or is a USBkey where you can put in a Micro SD card a better solution?
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    6,287
    2,573
    May 11, 2008
    United States
    It largely doesn't matter which USB drive you buy. You can check the compatibility list, but it's somewhat dated.
     
  3. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    Well i've got an 8Gb sandisk USB stick, which doesn't work. Don't want to spent 50+ euro to buy something that doesn't work either.
     
  4. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Why not go for a small 2.5 inch HDD.
    They offer far more storage space for the same price....

    Anyway, I think you can get any 64GB drive.
    These days it doesn't really matter much anymore.
     
    BortzANATOR likes this.
  5. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    Was also my first idea, but then you heve cables etc...
    Which USB HDD today in stores would you recommend?
     
  6. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    If you get a 2.5 inch one wich is powered by 2 USB cables then you no longer have that issue ;]

    Any 2.5 inch would do the trick.
    You could optionally buy such cable.
    I think it's a USB Y split cable or something.
     
  7. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    What do you mean "powered by 2 usb cables"?
     
  8. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,582
    940
    Oct 19, 2006
    One is for read/write one is for power. That's how I have my Wii set up
     
  9. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    ^ exactly that yes.
    It looks like this

    [​IMG]
     
  10. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,582
    940
    Oct 19, 2006
    Cheers dinoh I was looking for a pic
     
  11. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    6,287
    2,573
    May 11, 2008
    United States
    Every 8GB Sandisk I'm aware of works. You might wish to take another stab at it.
     
  12. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Perhaps formatting to WBFS?
     
  13. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    And what does this kind of cable adds in value instead of a single cable to connect an USB HDD to a WII console? Sorry, but i don't see it?
     
  14. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Member
    2,204
    256
    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    The filesystem used is most likely the issue here.
    It probably is formated as exFAT but loaders don't support it.
    Instead you have to use FAT32 for best compability (or NTFS, WBFS or ext2 is thats not possible)
    Problem is Windows itself does only offer FAT32 for 32GiB or less (for tactical reasons, NOT technical). But other tools can create larger ones perfectly fine
    Look around gbatemp or the net in general is you need a tutorial. There should be plenty.
     
  15. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Like Yusuo said, one is for power and one is for data.
     
  16. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    Still don't see it.
    If you buy an USB HDD, i supose it comes with a cable to connect it to a USB port? What should be the extra of a cable that has 2 connections? Whre do you connect the 3rd connector to? sorry, but i don't get it.

    If you connect the USB HDD to the WII with a single cable that comes with it, it gets power and data, no?
     
  17. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    pwsincd is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    3,367
    1,740
    Dec 4, 2011
    Manchester UK
    Mine does , well i bought a ICYBOX 2.5 inch HDD caddy , has one usb lead i put in my old lappy hdd and works fine , im not sure if selected hdd's dont function too well with one cable or not , just know mine works with one.
     
  18. BORTZ

    BORTZ You get a hat, and YOU get a hat!

    Supervisor
    GBAtemp Patron
    BORTZ is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,715
    14,729
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    probably the best option.
     
  19. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,327
    12,911
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо

    What's so hard to get about a USB cable that has 3 plugs.
    One for power, one for data and one for the HDD itself.
    Thought it was pretty obvious....

    No it won't cause the USB in the Wii doesn't deliver the needed power to power a 2.5 inch HDD.
    A 3.5 inch HDD has it's own dedicated power plug (one that plugs into your 220v grid)
     
  20. johand
    OP

    johand Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    70
    0
    Nov 8, 2013
    Belgium
    Its not hard to get one, but i just don't understand the setup?
    The WII console doesn't deliver enough poser to make a 2.5 USB HDD work? Where should i get the power from then?
     
  21. obcd

    obcd GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,594
    278
    Apr 5, 2011
    Belgium
    A usb port should be able to deliver 500mA for bus powered devices. A Bus powered 2.5 inch harddisk usually needs more current, specially during it's spinup. For that reason, some come with an usb cable that has an extra usb plug with only the power signal lines connected. In case of the wii, you don't need that second plug. With the wiiu, you need to plug it in to another usb port so that you can use the 500mA of that port as well. 2 usb ports delivering 500mA combined can deliver 1000mA together (in theory)