External HDD makes click sounds when connected to WiiU

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  1. TimKatheteStadle
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    I just got a new external HDD (WD Elements Portable 2TB) and it works fine on my computer. So I used WiiBackupManager (64Bit) to copy Mario Party 9 on it, but if I connect my HDD to the WiiU (I use the upper behind USB slot) it just makes click sounds? What could be wrong?
     
  2. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Are you sure it works on the pc?
    Because clicking sound usually indicated that the head of the HDD is malfunctioning AS FAR AS I KNOW.
     
  3. TimKatheteStadle
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    Yes it works perfectly, I know that clicking sounds usually indicates that something is broken but it works on the pc and makes the sound only when plugged into the wiiu
     
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    Perhaps power related? you can try useing a Y usb plug and useing 2 usb ports.
     
  5. TimKatheteStadle
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    right, that could be the problem. oh well then I have to go buy one :]
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Wii U for some reason cannot deliver the full 500 mA as required for USB 2.0 certification. Click sound when attached to Wii U is usually lack of power.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    it is mine did that too until i got a y cable now it works perfectly