External HDD incompatible?

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    I have a Matsunichi 500GB External USB Hard drive. When I plug it into the Wii, it's light turns on implying there is power. When I access it from WiiFlow, it reads all of the game titles, but when I try to load a game I just get a black screen and eventually the Wii resets. USB Loader GX doesn't even recognize the drive.

    I was able to load games from an SD card and a flash drive, so I don't think I've done anything wrong.

    The drive is a USB 3.0, so I bought a Y cable, but that didn't help. I have tried both USB ports...

    Anybody have an idea to what the problem is? Or do I have to get a new drive?

    Thanks!
     
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    nevermind, i just found it on the compatibility list... :(
     
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    Try using CFG USB Loader.
     
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    thanks, I tried that, but I couldn't get it to install -- not sure if it was the hdd or user error. looks like i'll have to look for a new drive
     
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    Did you try formatting to FAT32 (your HDD)
     
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    yeah, I first tried it WBFS, then NTFS, then FAT32 with 32 cluster size... I get the same result no matter what. I appreciate the help, but its fairly safe to say its incompatible. I found that compatibility chart after I posted this -- it says this drive has "issues" -- which are basically the issues I'm having
     
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    Well that sucks.