Any low energy 1TB+ external HDD's out there?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by OldGnashburg, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. OldGnashburg
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    Are there ANY self-powered External Hard Drives larger 1 Terabyte or larger (preferably 2 Terabytes) that are energy efficient enough to be fully functional without a Y-Cable when hooked up to any of the Wii U's USB Ports?
     
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    No need, use Y cable, its more stable solution.
     
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    There is a need if I don't want to use a Y-Cable, and refuse to give up my GC Controller Adapter

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    There is if you want 2 HDD's and don't want to give up the the ports used by your GC Controller Adapter, and refuse to take up any wall outlets. All I really need is Amazon.ca URL's or a brand and model name.
     
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    Any external HDD will need a Y cable unless they are USB 3, and the Wii U doesn't have those ports. The only other option is to power it externally (AC adapter).
     
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    Hmm. That kind of sucks, are external SSD's a thing? Or are Dual MicroSDXC to SDXC Adapters a thing?
     
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    It's possible, but due to how SD cards work they likely won't work well with an adapter in a 2.0 port, especially with larger games. I'd expect slowdowns and maybe even corruption, not to mention the price/storage/performance ratio wouldn't be great. It's probably best to invest in a USB hub and plug in everything but your HDD into it.
     
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    Is the Wii U's SD Slot reliant on the Card or the Slot itself for performance if I get card with faster read/write speeds, would that increase performance for SD Read/Write heavy apps like Loadiine?
     
  9. jeannotte

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    Hello,

    do not use cheap SD or micro SD, you will regret it.

    prefer a SD of brand and quality, for better operation of your games and applications.
     
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