Hardware Buying a new hard drive for WiiU, a couple of questions

Zonta85

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
436
Trophies
0
Age
38
Location
Ascoli Piceno
Website
www.facebook.com
XP
513
Country
Italy
So, i know that the maximum size that the WiiU Will recognize is 2 TB, even if hard drives with a buffet size are accepted.

So, more than 2Tb Will be a waste of space (because the WiiU Will format the entire hard drive and not partitions) and a waste of money.

I ever preferred 3,5"" hard drive with extrnal Power supplies, but right now i have already connected, in the same electric socket 3 3,5" hard disk with their own Power supply: a 5TB for my movies and TV series, a 3 TB for my Anime and a 500 GB for Wii/vWii, plus the Television, a miniPC, a Dolby 5.1 surround sound System, a blu ray player, the PS3, the Wii and the WiiU.

So i was thing about buying for the first time and hard drive that doesn't Need external Power supplies.

How the WiiU handles It? It needs a Y adapter? How the Homebrews work with them?
 

CosmoCortney

i snack raw pasta and chew lollipops
Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Messages
1,768
Trophies
2
Location
on the cool side of the pillow
Website
follow-the-white-rabbit.wtf
XP
3,007
Country
Germany
A lot of Wii U games don't need that much space if you ask me. I use a 1TB drive and installed all games I own on it. Now I have about 50 games + updates installed and still ~600MB free
500MB could become narrow by some time. So I'd suggest getting a 1TB one since the price difference isn't that big.
Ensure the drive has a plug for external power sources. The Wii U is not always able to provide enough power for a 2.5" drive (never happened to me tho)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zonta85

Zonta85

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
436
Trophies
0
Age
38
Location
Ascoli Piceno
Website
www.facebook.com
XP
513
Country
Italy
Yeah my question is pretty much about the power and not about the space (i want to store all my Wii, WiiU and GC games in the same Hard drive so i Will go to the 2 TB) since i ever used external powered hard drives, but right now i have too many wires and devices connected in the same place, i was hoping to don't have to buy another 3,5" hard drive.

Someone experienced any issues with 2,5" without an external power supply?

@Cyan excuse me if i'm tagging you, but you're the biggest Wii/wiiU Expert that i know, can You give me some advices?
 

Bernhard

Psycho
Member
Joined
May 2, 2016
Messages
825
Trophies
0
XP
1,381
Country
United States
So, i know that the maximum size that the WiiU Will recognize is 2 TB, even if hard drives with a buffet size are accepted.

So, more than 2Tb Will be a waste of space (because the WiiU Will format the entire hard drive and not partitions) and a waste of money.

I ever preferred 3,5"" hard drive with extrnal Power supplies, but right now i have already connected, in the same electric socket 3 3,5" hard disk with their own Power supply: a 5TB for my movies and TV series, a 3 TB for my Anime and a 500 GB for Wii/vWii, plus the Television, a miniPC, a Dolby 5.1 surround sound System, a blu ray player, the PS3, the Wii and the WiiU.

So i was thing about buying for the first time and hard drive that doesn't Need external Power supplies.

How the WiiU handles It? It needs a Y adapter? How the Homebrews work with them?
3tb of anime? xD ... man how? HOW? hentai too?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zonta85

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Coravendev @ Coravendev:
    like who?
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    Its sad, I know. We have Sunak who doesn't believe that biology in trans people exist. smh
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Biology wise that's an entire different argument but they are people
    +1
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    @K3N1, As long as we don't harass people of races and genders, then we can all live freely without restrictions being put upon us.
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    @K3N1, True. You're not wrong.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I don't want to pull down my transgender shirt and have stuffed animals come out :angry:
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Warn me first
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    @K3N1, Ok, I'll stop. Chill out.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I just mean if the person is up front about it then they can be what they want to be doesn't mean I'll care any less
    +1
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    @K3N1, That's true, Kenny. How you've said it sounds like you didn't like my point of view.
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    You can have an opinion and I'll respect it.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    People just want specific things in sexuality just how it always is
    +1
  • Coravendev @ Coravendev:
    i mean it would be nice if it were just simple.
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Nah that would be boring people need others they can agree with more than disagree
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    RG355xx plus is out and no one cares lol
    +1
  • FlareReZ @ FlareReZ:
    @K3N1, Seems alright.
    +1
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Looks cool, pretty cheap also.
  • Xdqwerty65 @ Xdqwerty65:
    i rewatched the simpsons movie
  • Xdqwerty65 @ Xdqwerty65:
    for a homework
  • Xdqwerty65 @ Xdqwerty65:
    its as good as i remember it
  • a_username_that_is_cool @ a_username_that_is_cool:
    if copilot, am i pilot or passenger
  • Xdqwerty65 @ Xdqwerty65:
    copassenger
    Xdqwerty65 @ Xdqwerty65: copassenger