Hard drive keeps going after shutdown?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by jnilsson618, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. jnilsson618

    jnilsson618 Newbie

    May 18, 2017
    United States
    I got the backup loader to work after downloading roms from the internet. I have a 250GB PATA hard drive attached (I know, there are much faster drives I could be using). If I unplug the power connector from the drive while the Wii is off, it stays off and then spins up when I turn on the Wii. Is there a way I can get it to spin down when I turn the Wii off with out having to unplug it every time?
  2. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 8, 2012
    United States
    Is the Wii's standby mode enabled (orange power light while "off")? If so, disable WiiConnect24. The service was discontinued a few years back anyway, so it does nothing but waste power.
    GreyWolf likes this.
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