I have been working with a Seagate Freeagent Go 320gb hdd to get it to play some games for hours now and I am exhausting my options. I have been successfully playing backups off of a 8gb microsdhc card that was plugged into a usb stick with USB Loader for weeks, and I wanted to get in on a bigger storage medium. After researching, I decided on the Seagate Freeagent Go due to the claims about its high compatibility. I formatted the drive as a primary Fat32 partition with partition magic and then formatted it to wbfs with Wbfs Manager 3.0. The wii recognizes my games, and loads them to the point that I can see the health and saftey screen, and then the games get stuck on their premenu loading screens. For example, Endless Ocean just keeps showing the loadings screen dolphin swimming on loop forever, Boom Blox Bash Party shows its squiggly loading text animation on loop, and they never load anything. For the Conduit, it shows the High Voltage Logo, and then freezes on the Sega Logo. All of these games work flawlessly on my sdhc to usb stick settup, and they all hang while loading their menus with the hard drive. All the games exhibit the exact same behavior in both Usb Loader Gx rev 566, and in Neogamma R4. This is my second Seagate Freeagent Drive actually, I bought a 250gb that behaved the exact same, so I returned it for the 320gb which I am using now. So, I doubt it is a drive defect that 2 drives have somehow shared. I am running a 4.0u wii, that has been banner bombed and downgraded. I am using cIOS rev13a, and I have hermes installed on 222. I have even tried running the loaders off of 2 different SD cards. I have reformatted and tried again so many times now, each time trying something a little different, and I have read just about every post across this and a few other forums that I could find that looked similar to my issue. I have also installed the USB 2.0 app to speed up the access speed, getting my hopes up that that would be it. I have preloader and bootmii installed with a nand backup. I can't think of any other relevant information. It seems like I am missing an ios or something small but important. I am having no problem reading these games off of the USB stick, but some reason on hard drive, the games are just not moving past their premenu loading screens. I thought I would submit this to a broader think tank, any help would be greatly appreciated.