Can USB HDDs timeout with USB Loaders?

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

  1. Cyber Akuma
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    Cyber Akuma GBAtemp Regular

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    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

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    It depends on the drive. Most of them have a utility that you can use to turn off the power saving.