formatted hdd help

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by xplicatt, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. xplicatt
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    Stupid question but are formatted drives console specific. I'm asking cause my wii u detects my hdd fine and works fine. But is not even recognized on my friends same version everything.
     
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    Yeah they are console specific.
     
  3. Irastris

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    Wii U HDDs are encrypted using keys that are unique to every console, so when you plug it into someone else's Wii U, it will fail to decrypt the drive.
     
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