Can I use the same HDD with different hacked Wii U's?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xs2man, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. xs2man
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    I have done a search, but all the results are for using the same HDD for Wii U and Wii games. But what I want to know, is if I can use the same HDD with different Wii U's?

    I recently upgraded my Wii U, but all my content on my same HDD. Will I have to reformat it and reinstall all my content?
     
  2. Cyan

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    WiiU HDD is formatted entirely and encrypted per console. you can't use a HDD from a wiiu on another Wiiu.
    upgrading the WiiU (firmware version) is not a problem. using a different console or Formatting the WiiU is a problem, it uses a different encryption key, and the HDD is not compatible anymore and need to be formatted again.
     
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 29, 2018
  3. xs2man
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    Yes, when I said upgraded, I meant to a different, nicer, console. Thanks.
     
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