Ext. Drive Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by jellyman223, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. jellyman223

    jellyman223 Member

    May 17, 2008
    United States
    Hey guys I'm making the jump from 16gb usb to a External Drive for my games and I'm looking for some recommendations! I figure a 500gb should be enough
    (maybe a 1tb?) I'm just looking for a cheap and reliable one that will work with my wii with no problems, I use USB Loader with Cios 249...
  2. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 15, 2009
    United States
    USA - Midwest
    i'm a huge fan of the WD portables....

    but, in actuality, pretty much any mainstream brand, USB2.0 HDD will work, portable or not....
  3. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Aug 27, 2010
    Vancouver, B.C.
    I'm using a 300GB HDD and I'm not even close to taking up 30% of the drive even though I have almost 30 games. So unless you're planning to install a massive collection of titles, most of which probably isn't necessary because of all the crap on the Wii anyways, 500GB HDD is more than enough in my opinion.
  4. strapsoz

    strapsoz Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    I use the WD elements drives. Have used both 1TB ext power and the 320GB usb powered.

    No compatibility issues with Configurable loader or WiiMC using FAT32 (used fat32format to format). I even run the programs off the hdd, ie no SD card

    Cheaper than their swanky essentials, mybook, etc
  5. petspeed

    petspeed GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2009
    I have used WD, Medion, Packard Bell, Verbatim without problems. The only drives that have caused me problems is IOMega and a Philips branded external disc.

    I have seen a Medion 500 GB 2,5" HDD with USB 3.0 interface for sale for the same price as the old USB 2.0 drive I am using now. Anyone know if a USB 3.0 is backwards compatible and will work on the Wii? I know off course that I won't get the USB 3.0 speed but the price is the same, then I could use the high speed in my computer but still use it on the Wii with normal speed.

    Thanks and jellyman sorry for asking in your thread...
  6. Sao Mortel

    Sao Mortel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 23, 2008
    I second that You need a hard drive hat is not externally powered. As for size get the best ratio price /gb. as you need to put movies too on it and anime and tv shows and music... so you can watch that also on your wii...