Can USB HDDs timeout with USB Loaders?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Cyber Akuma, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Cyber Akuma

    Cyber Akuma GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 12, 2009
    United States
    I remember reading long ago that one should not use drives that have power managment or auto-spin/power down the HDD, as that can cause the game the USB loader mounted to crash.... is this even true? I can't find any more information on this, and from what I understand most to all drives nowadays have such power managment and don't have a way to disable it.

    Or do modern USB loaders work around this?
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 2, 2015
    United States
    It depends on the drive. Most of them have a utility that you can use to turn off the power saving.