anyone know of a hack that allows the use of 2 usb drives

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Dominator211, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Dominator211
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    im just wondering if there is such a hack since my wd 1tb doesn't work right with the wii u i have to use flash drives i ave a 64gb in there now but it would be nice to use another 32gb one with it
     
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    What exactly is it not doing? powering on? you need a usb splitter cable to provide enough power. Is it self powered? what are your settings? You have to let us know more information before anyone can provide help. For ex. whats your setup? what are you trying to do? Play Wii U backups? Gamecube? Wii? etc.
     
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    ok for Wii u games I have a 64gb in there right now. I used to use the 1tb for Wii backups it is not self-powered I know I need a cablei just dont want to order it. im not exactly sure what you mean by "what are your settings". and what i want to do is see if there is a hack that allows the wii u to use two usb devices to install data to and play them as well
     
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    To be fair, if it's not self powered, then even with Y-cable it probably won't work. Wii U is sadly messed up on the USB side, it doesn't supply 500mA of current on USB ports like is in the standard, but less (sadly, can't remember how much). So to run such a HDD you'd need a powered USB hub.

    As for your main question - as far as I know nobody did anything like this yet. It basically would require a cold-boot CFW anyway, as WiiU throws a fit as soon it starts it there are multiple USB devices.
     
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    what is a COLD BOOT CFW
     
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    custom firmware that boots with the console, so you don't have to actively enable it every time you boot up the console.
     
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    yea i also use the Brazilian method a bit so hence why i am asking this question
     
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    I think he is wanting to format two USB drives to be compatible with Wii U games and have them both plugged in/use them both at the same time. Unfortunately I don't know if this is possible, so can't really help.
     
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    you can have them lugged i but the wii u poops its self