Best Hard Disk Drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by jazvdb, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. jazvdb

    jazvdb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    In front of computer...
    So what's the best HDD,

    cheap - not that expensive
    lasts long
    fair amount of storage

    and yeah also same for mayb usb, removable storage.. well basically anything that you can use for usb loader
  2. wiistarter

    wiistarter GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 11, 2009

    YUP you are right..... One that has all of that is the best HDD
  3. grentuu

    grentuu GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 11, 2007

    Break it down....

    Cheap - not that expensive.
    Subjective. To Donald Trump $10k would be o.k. Who's buying?

    Lasts long.
    To a fly with a one day life cycle 2 days is another lifetime......

    Fair amount of storage
    Fair to who? To the software publisher Zero would be good. To a Pirate...shit loads would be "reasonable"
  4. Swizler

    Swizler GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 28, 2009
    United States
    San Antonio,Texas
    hells of shit load to be more precise
    try 1terabyte
  5. caster62003

    caster62003 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    United States
    Go to Best Buy, TODAY! and pickup the Antec MX-1 Enclosure, I scream today because it's only 49.99, sale ends tonight. Then throw in what ever SATA drive you wish...Profit.

    This way, as your needs expand, you can just pop in a new drive, this case includes a very silent fan inside, so keeps the drive cool as you game with resort.

    I have this enclosure, and a 320, I believe WD drive, and 4.1/rev14 all work with it, very happy with the purchase.

    And to boot, if you have a desktop with an available SATA Channel, there is an eSATA bracket inside the box, and yest the eSATA cable is included, so if you wanted to, you get a slightly faster transfer speed when moving the isos.

    Hope this helps
  6. TRushInfo

    TRushInfo Banned

    Jun 13, 2009
    United States
    If there really was a BEST hard drive, why would anyone buy anything else?

    I think ill buy the shitty one!!!!
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    i got a wd mypassport 320gb i've never had 1 problem with it
  8. sl33p

    sl33p GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 7, 2008
    United States
    Hai guise! We can haz teh compatuhbilliteez?

    Oh, and fair amount of storage? Well, 512k ought be enough for anyone.
  9. runkittyrun

    runkittyrun Member

    May 24, 2009
    United States
    WD passport "essential" edition and seagate go seem to be two popular drives, if your by walmart i think they just dropped the price on WD 250gb passport to $60 which is pretty decent price

    also avoid the larger elite/pro/desk/my books drives unless you know someone that will confirm that model works, seems some the fancier ones people have reported more issues

    here is list of drive models that have been reported to work or not work
  10. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    Oct 14, 2007
    Pto. Vallarta
    I got a "Ultra Speed" branded HDD with 500GB that works like a charm and I only pay $70 can for it, so I would say this one is the best...!! [​IMG]
  11. mestapho

    mestapho GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    United States
    I've had good experiences with WD My Passport 250gb, WD MP 320gb, and Seagate Free Agent Go 500gb.
  12. dsfanatic5

    dsfanatic5 Team ICO Freak

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    You get what you pay for. I can confirm that 500gb Seagate Freeagent Go hdds are excellent, and well worth every penny. Not only are they the smallest and most compact available, they have perfect compatiblilty, software to disable standby mode (don't rely on loaders to solve this), they are self-powered when you turn on the Wii. I can't vouch for larger Seagates in the 1tb range, but these sleek drives are the perfect companion for USB loaders.

    If you buy something cheap and reasonable now, and then wait, there will be better options in the near future. I've already seen that the self-powered compact drives are treading into 600+ gb territory, and as with all storage technology, it will only become cheaper as time goes on. I don't like how larger 1tb drives are so large and bulky, and need their own power supply.
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