I softmodded my Wii using the guide here. All perfect. http://gbatemp.net/t171901-modify-any-wii-4-3-below I purchase a western digital elements 500gb drive today and install a game (Resident Evil 0 Archives) onto it using WBFS Manager. I load up USB Loader GX and run the game, loads perfectly. I start to play and then realise something is up 5 seconds in. If you have ever played a Resident Evil game you will know how when loading a new area for you to walk into takes a split second, on my game it took a good 2 seconds extra to load the next area. At first I thought it was just the game but then I go back to the usb loader gx menu and notice that it even hangs for an extra second or two before being controllable again. I then try Configurable USB loader (v60) and then loaded game up. I go to the same area and magically it did not hang. I thought I had fixed it but then going back into the area it hanged again for a split second. It seems random for when it will take a bit longer to load. I am hoping this is a software issue with the cios or ios I have installed from the guide above and an update to one of these will fix it. I have no trouble running stuff from sd card (ran snes 9x gx with no trouble). My drive is set up to be a 460GB WBFS partition and the other 20 GB is a FAT32 partition, set to 32k clusters (as instructed). The drive seems to have the performance needed. I copied the 3.9 GB iso to it in a little over 2 minutes.