External Hard Drive for softmodded Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by PaulWIllis, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. PaulWIllis

    PaulWIllis Newbie

    Aug 17, 2018
    United Kingdom
    I am planning on soft modding my wii so I can use gamecube games. I am aware you can use external hard drives, do said hard drives have to be self powered or are they powered by the Wii console itself. I want to use a usb 3.0 external 1tb wd hard drive (usb powered) but not sure if i could use it or not. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. FancyNintendoGamer567

    FancyNintendoGamer567 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 13, 2017
    United States
    @PaulWIllis Unlike the Wii U, The Wii should be powerful enough to power your USB HDD without the need of a Y-cable.