Do external hard drives work in vWii homebrew channel?

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  1. Robfozz
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    Im planning on getting a 500gb external hard drive to put a butt ton of iso's and roms on to use on my Wii U but I actually dont know if vWii or the homebrew channel supports external hard drives. Does it only support USBs? Sorry if its a stupid question but I dont wanna spend $80 on something I couldn't use.
     
  2. Clarky

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    it supports USB HDD's, if it is a USB powered HDD though make sure you buy a Y Cable as a single USB port on the Wii U may not have enough power to run your HDD
     
  3. nervx

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    I have a usb hard drive that I use with my wii that runs fine on a single cable. If it works fine with the wii it should run fine on the wii u right or are the usb ports on the wii u underpowered or something?
     
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    Underpowered. A Y cable will fix this on a Wii U or else you may find game or even certain apps will crash or even worse ruin your HDD
     
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    Trust me, the Wii U has to be used with a Y-cable on those HDDs, you will more than likely ruin it if you don't.
     
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    One of the reasons I use a HDD dock.
     
  7. Robfozz
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    Alright I'll be sure to buy a Y cable
     
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    I've been using Nintendont app in the root of my 8GB pendrive and works perfectly.
     
  9. nervx

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    can you leave a hard drive with vwii isos plugged in all the time or will the wiiU automatically format it or nag you to death about doing so?