I keep a lot of my media, including backed-up Wii games and recorded movies, on an external hard drive that is connected to my Wii. The advantage of this is being able to access my entire media collection and Wii game collection without having to swap discs in and out of the drive or constantly move files from my computer to a usb stick to the Wii. The problem I am having is in accessing the files in my hard drive from my computer. Ideally, I would like to be able to access these files to copy data to and from the drive without having to physically disconnect and reconnect it to my computer, mostly out of laziness. I know that there is a Wii FTP client and SMB client, but I was hoping I could map the Wii as a network drive on my computer and be able to access files that way without having to turn on the console, probably via WiiConnect24. I was wondering whether such a feat is possible, and if so, how it could be done. If not, could it be possible to run Wii games off of the hard drive connected to my computer via a network instead of a direct connection? Thank you in advance.