1. elijah_kujo

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    I recently finally managed to hacked my Wii U, but don't have an HDD on hand ((well I do but it's used for my wii already))
    What is the best HDD size consedering it'll mostly be filled with the games I own ?
     
  2. jeannotte

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  3. walterg74

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    Is it still the case that you need a powered hdd or using a y-cable? Do "normal" modern hdd's with a single USB work now?
     
  4. jeannotte

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    Hello,

    Yes, it is better to get a Y cable with an external hard drive, for a better connection with the console.:yayu:

    USB keys are strongly not recommended (often black screen, are not recognized by the console):hateit::unsure:
     
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  5. elk1007

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    More than 160GB is kind of a waste.

    Realistically, how many games are you gonna put on there?
     
  6. qqq1

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    I don't know why flash drives aren't recommended. I heard that it's because it gets written to a lot and that could wear it out. But why would it be written to a lot? When you put in a cd it's certainly not writing to it. I used a flash drive for quite a while and had no issues. I only switched to a regular hard drive for more space. Maybe using a cheap bad flash drive will cause problems.
     
  7. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    Maybe the "Flood" of "....having Issues with Flash Drives/Pen Drives/Thumb Drives/USB Sticks...." Threads/Posts in the Wii and Wii U (vWii) Section speaks a "clear" Language ? :)

    Another Thing is,you can use it of course for your Wii U.


    Thank you.:)
     
  8. qqq1

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    Like I said, probably people using trash flash drives or knock offs. There are a lot of those. I used a good drive and it worked great.
     
  9. elk1007

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    I think you're right about read cycles; they don't wear out the flash memory.

    I used a thumb drive for years with no issue.

    Funny story, I had a science teacher in college tell me
    "Be careful with magnets around your thumbdrives, class. They could erase your data."

    I had to explain to him that flash drives aren't magnetic media :teach:
     
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  10. Hayato213

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    Size of HDD vary depend on how much a person wants to install, having a larger size HDD doesn't hurt.
     
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