I've done nearly everything with my Wii with the exception of installing a hard drive. I understand all about installing hard and soft mods and know all about cios and wads. So I have a basic working understanding. What I need help with is sorting out all of the options when it comes to HDD modifications. Suppose I already have a hardmodded system with homebrew and a cios installed. Is the setup for a hard drive addition as simple as installing a wad, partioning a drive, and adding images? Secondly, which loader do most prefer? And is there a need for multiple USB loaders or is one a be-all-end-all solution? Also, is there a manager PC-side that outperforms all the others? Lastly, I'm in the market for a USB drive and have seen others suggest the WD drives. Any other suggestions that might save me a bit of pocket change without sacrificing any performance? I'm reading up on the guides here, but boy are there a lot of options. I like how slick the WD drives are (especially the white ones); I like the style of Wiiflow (but is that the best?); and I'm not sure there's much difference in the latest WBFS managers out there (am I wrong here?). Basically, I'd like to be able to use USB instruments with whatever option I go with and it would be great, if currently possible, to run emulators and homebrew from the drive instead of my SD card. I guess I'll have to learn about forwarders and such, but that will be step 2, following the setup. Any help is much appreciated, and most veteran members, I find, are always very helpful. I've viewed the guides here, but am not entirely sure where to begin. Once I know what to look for, I'll be able to find the rest.