A good HDD for the Wii?

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    look in my sig for all compatiblity for hdd's
     
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    I'm using the WD 250 GB My Passport Essential and it works flawlessly.
     
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    I like it [​IMG] But in a 500GB and it white so it go good next to My White Wii Console [​IMG] Need To Get One or Two to backup my Games
     
  7. AdamBrunt

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    I am using that one at the moment. It works just fine - no problems at all, no spindown, detected by the Wii straight away.

    And if you get in the "arctic white" it's an almost perfect match for the Wii [​IMG]
     
  8. suiller

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    I'm using WD passport 2,5" essential 500gb & works perfect [​IMG]
     
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    I ordered a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1TB a few days ago, it's confirmed working with the USB Loader [​IMG]
    I'll use 300GB for Wii games (should be good for +-150 Wii games, so enough for the entire Wii lifespan [​IMG]) and the other +-650GB for my PC ISO's and my movies/TV shows.
     
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    Wow 1TB and it's confirmed working with the USB Loader Cool i'm get one and forget the 500GB One [​IMG]
     
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    Seagate Free Agent Go 250GB with power saving disabled works flawlessly for me. Wally World special 69 bucks.
     
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    does anyone know if any of those cheapo enclosures on DX works flawlessly?
     
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    maxtor one touch mini 4 250gb

    Works right out of the box but it does have the power save settings so you will need to disable it before using it on the wii otherwise it shuts itself down after 5 mins of inactivity.
     
  14. smash_brew

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    I'm using the a 1TB western digital my book essential edition. Works great. I'm using the whole TB for wii games. Only problem is that you can't dump games on to it with the wii. The usb loader won't dump to a partition over 512 GB. You have to load it up on the computer first then you're good to go.
     
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    I got a black SeaGate FreeAgent Go 250GB and it works like a charm. FOrmatted it on a Windows and I use it on my OS X and it has a transfer rate of about 20-25 MB/s. Plus, it was really cheap! 100$ Canadian which is about $82.22 USD.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I actually picked up the Vantec NexStar CX which is a 2.5 verison and a Seagate 2.5 320GB drive for a lot less money than buying the Seagate Go. I don't need a power cord and everything seems to be working okay so far (I added this combo to the wiki).
     
  17. paternostertje

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    Passport WD essential 320G works perfect!

    Get a white one. Looks great!