Hard Drive Problem? - Making a Copy of a working External HardDrive!

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  1. Steamy Beast
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    So to cut a long story short.

    I have been using my Wii U for homebrew Mega Drive, Gamecube, Wii Games etc. with no problems. However, despite having a Y-cable to power the Hard Drive, it would often freeze due to lack of power.

    To prevent this I bought a 2TB Seagate Expansion Desktop, which is self powered. Now I have noticed that this is recommended by Nintendo.

    I formatted the drive to Fat32, which I believe is the same as my old drive, and I copied a few of the files across to test if it works. I have also tested with NTSC.

    I am still using the Y cable and hard drive is also plugged into the power socket. I enter the VWii and click on the Homebrew Channel. I get nothing but bubbles. Now on my original drive all my apps would appear straight away. I figured out that if I press on I can select USB or SD. I select USB and everytime I get the black screen titled "Exception (DSI) occurred!". I have to unplug the power from Wii U at this point. I can't figure out what the problem is.

    Any help would be much appreciated. I just want to make a copy of my original hard drive.

    Thanks In Advance.
     
  2. balteck

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    First of all you don't need the Y cable for an external HDD with own power supply.
    Use a straight USB cable instead.

    Do you have also a WiiU formatted HDD connected?

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  3. Steamy Beast
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    Thanks for the reply. I replaced the cable with a normal cable and the same problem. I do have a formatted HD for my WII U games, but it is not currently connected to the system.
     
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    What type of partition type do you have?

    MBR or GPT?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. From what I can it is GPT? My original drive is MBR? Is this an issue and is it possible to change?
     
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    You my friend ar
    You my friend are a legend. It worked. Thanks. Now I just need to figure out how to sucessfully burn PS2 games haha.
     
  8. balteck

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    Use HDloader or OPL (it is the best for me), attach an HD and forget about burning...