Hard drive for vWii backups?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by FrankSinatra, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. FrankSinatra
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    Hey, I wasn't sure whether this should go under Wii or Wii U, but put it here because the Wii U has some differences (such as requiring a Y-usb adapter for power). If it should go into Wii, lemme know.
    Anyway, I have the vWii on my Wii U softmodded, and I want to get a hard drive for my Wii games so I don't have to carry all my discs and cases with me when I take it other places. Are there any kind in particular that work or don't work? I'm thinking a portable drive, so I don't need a power cord, but I want to make sure I don't order one that won't work! Is USB 3 fine, or does it have to be 2? Do the type of USB cable (to the drive itself, of course the Wii U itself only has standard USB ports) matter? Does it support any capacity drive, or does it cap out at a certain size?
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Kafluke

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    It's really a power issue. You'll have to have two separate hds for Wii U games and vWii games. Each will either need power on it's own, a powered USB hub or a Y cable (using 4 USB ports on the Wii U)

    The USB ports on the Wii U are only USB 2.0 so if you do buy a USB 3.0 drive it will just run at USB 2.0 speeds. It will work though.
     
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    Ok, thanks!
    Second question, that I should have also asked: Is it possible to use a USB flash drive instead of a HDD?
     
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    Sure
     
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    I have heard USB 3.0 drives have worse compatibility, but some USB 2.0 drives won't work as well. Most should work however.