Changing to begged hdd for back ups

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  1. Cart00nHead
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    I use haxchi with a 120gb thumb drive at the moment and planning to change to a 1tb hdd, my question is will I be able to copy the thumb drives games to the hdd with the wii u menus? As it is now I have a option to copy to system memory and I'm hoping I'll be able to see both drives and copy my stuff over when the time comes, is this possible as I read somewhere the wii will only see 1 hdd at a time or is that only for nintendont? Thanks
     
  2. yusuo

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    You should see both drives and although you'll have to use the wii u internal copy system which takes ages to copy. It should copy without a problem.

    I done the same when I moved from 1tb to 500gb drive
     
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    You can indeed only use 1 USB disk at a time... except for the purpose of copying data between 2 of them :)

    Just be sure to unplug the old one before formatting the new!
     
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    Thanks, that bigger hdd not begged, stupid phone :)
     
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    If it's a self-powered HDD you're going to need an Y-cable otherwise the Wii U doesn't provide enough power.
     
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    sometimes even with a y-cable the wii u still doesnt provide enough power. so as i've mentioned before you have to connect the supplementary plug of the y-cable to an external power source.
     
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    He most likely won't need to do that. But at the very least he will need an Y-cable.
     
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    i understand but i like to tell people because it's not really documented anywhere and I had to figure it out myself.
     
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    A powered USB hub would also work and might be a better solution in your case.
     
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    I have a y cable the secondary cable goes in the bottom port doesn't it and the main (data) cable the top, I was going to do that with a 2.5 sata in a enclosure
     
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