External HDD Recommendations

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Joom, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Joom
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    Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could recommend the optimal hard drives to use with a Wii U. Obviously, a regular one won't work due to the Wii U being too underpowered to keep it spinning, so I'm wondering which ones have a decent capacity that are worth the price.
     
  2. killmister2

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    Any standard HDD will do, just get yourself a Y cable or powered USB hub and it will work perfectly.
     
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    Alright. I didn't know if any could be used or not. Guess that means the 2 TB drive I bought won't go to waste.
     
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    2 TB won't go to waste, but will be a bit overkill... I use a 500 GB, and barely use 300 GB of installed titles that I might play one day...
     
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    Hey
    I'm in the same issue, plug a portable hard drive and it wouldn't work with the wiiu as it wasn't being recognised

    So I bought a powered external drive, but after a days use, it would return an error
    How do I resolve this problem
     
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    Are you using a Y cable? I bought one off of Amazon and it works perfectly.
     
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    I haven't mate
    Can you send me a link to the y cable
    Also I read about hard drive going into sleep mode do I need to disable this?
     
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    It depends on what kind of games you want to play. I know that games like Zelda are approximately somewhere around 4 to 15 gb. Want some MMOs ? Add a few 15 to 30gb. So the best is to take a External hard Drive, USB 3.0 with powered USB Hub with a capacity of 500gb to 1tb.