External Hard drive choices, Externally powered vs Y Cable.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Mrgreen1290, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Mrgreen1290
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    I had a wiiU for close to 2 years and I have powered my external drive off a Y cable. Last week my WiiU started freezing on launch. I looked up this problem and found it has been happening frequently to WiiUs. When I contacted support they said that they recommend using an externally powered hard drive and couldn't say using a Y cable was a safe way to use an external hard drive.

    I have my old External hard drive and the Y Cable but I looked on amazon and everything on there seems to be 70-100 Dollars or more for an externally powered hard drive.

    Anyone have any ideas on if the Y cable is what caused this problem? Maybe some fault with the system because it was 3 years old? Any recommendation or advice. Sadly money does not grow on trees for me :(
     
  2. Mrgreen1290
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    Is this a good idea?

    I would use it. Use a Y-cable definitely or it probably won't even spin up. Personally I use a USB wall charger and plug the second usb cable into it to provide the power. This is mostly because I have a usb LAN adapter and the Gamecube adapter for Smash plugged in as well.
     
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