External HDD: 2,5 or 3,5 ?

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  1. davyb
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    I tried a Iomega 2,5 external HDD 500GB.
    The games started but stop within the first minut to play, the wii hangs and the only thing I can do is reset.

    A 4GB USB-stick works very well.

    What's the best thing to buy? A 2,5 or 3,5 external HDD?

    The Iomega is on the compatibility list and is noticed to work perfect, but did not at mine (yes, for less than a minute ...).
     
  2. comfaithgenesisr

    comfaithgenesisr GBAtemp Regular

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    Well it doesn't make a difference what size
    Did you format your harddrive to wbfs ?
    What usb loader your using because if your using usb loader gx you need to make sure its a stable one like usb loader gx rev 883
    How did you install the game ?
    Did any error messages (read) appear while game installing ?
     
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    I use USB Loader GX rev 850.
    With the USB-stick, there's no problem, just the iso-files on it and it works.
    And yes, I formatted the usb-stick and the iomega-drive with WBFS Manager 3.0

    Do I have to install it? Is placing the iso-file on the disk not enough?
    With usb-stick: it works and with iomega-drive: it stops within the minute.
     
  4. cobleman

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    3.5 Seagate upto 500GB sata. Buy an external powered houseing for it.And make it up yourself.
    That way you dont void warranties because you might of had to take an external hard drive apart to put it in your comp to format it
     
  5. kewell79

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    i have a Iomega 2,5 external HDD 250GB, and that works perfekt
     
  6. comfaithgenesisr

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    First i advise to update to rev 883 since its the most stable (well the newest most stable one)
    second just to make sure right click on harddrive click proprieties and see if its wbfs just to make sure
    to install games you need to use wbfs plug you drive load then right side browse select the wii game then add to drive
    what games r you trying to play because some needs alt-dol method
     
  7. TyRaNtM

    TyRaNtM I did some projects..

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    HDD 2,5 is the BEST.
    Why? Because, 3,5 needs a external power supply and also, you will have some interferences in your TV screen.

    HDD 2,5 offers low power supply to work, small and easy to carry.