Harddrive size

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Crackerboy, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Crackerboy
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    What size hard drive have you guys been using on your wiiu to store all the gamez?

    500/750/1tb/2tb ??
     
  2. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    I remember someone reporting that their 3tb drive got formatted to 2tb. Not sure if they were lying or not as I wouldn't call them the most trustable member.
    If it is true then the wii u only uses 2tb and no more.

    I myself use internal memory and a cheap 128 gb stick. (waiting for mocha fat32 support before I move to my 500gb)
     
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  3. naddel81

    naddel81 GBAtemp Maniac

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    what does mocha fat32 gain you? I have already installed all the games on my 500 gb hdd using brazilian.
     
  4. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    fat32 support allows for you to install games without formatting the drive so only the wii u can read it. Therefor I can have everything on one drive including wii u, wii, and gamecube games.
     
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    naddel81 GBAtemp Maniac

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    but wouldn't that require someone to decrypt the wii U file system first?
     
  6. xdarkmario

    xdarkmario Philosopher

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    a simple no name external 2.5" enclosure with a western digital 320GB HDD
     
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    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    /shrug
    I don't really understand how it works myself but here is dimok's post on it.
     
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  9. naddel81

    naddel81 GBAtemp Maniac

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    would be nice to have it all in one drive, but regarding the Wii U VC emulator is way worse than the VC emulator on Wii, I'd rather have all my retro stuff on the Wii and only use the Wii U for Nintendont/gamecube.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Using a 500 GB Western Digital My Passport drive, had it since 2011, still works like a charm.
     
  11. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    500 GB reporting in. Its not that big but there arent that many games the need storing lol
     
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  12. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I've heard anything bigger than 2TB isn't recognized as being larger than 2TB. Which honestly is fine with me. The only reason I'd want that much is if they found a way for all Wii U and vWii content to be able to be held on the same hard drive without issue. As such, my Wii U has 2 hard drive, both 1TB, One specifically for all my vWii content, one for all my Wii U content, and its all more than enough for everything I have and the many things I may add. Had the Wii U been a bigger success, 1TB might not have been enough to hold all the great Wii U games, but really unless I'm on some quest to have every single Wii U title on my hard drive regardless of quality, I just don't see how I could possibly fill it all.
     
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  13. DarkWork0

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    6tb HDD here, get on my level scrubs. Lol jk, I use a 16gb flash drive.
     
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    if you're a hoarder, i calculate you'll have about 780 gb free for your wiiu backups on a 2tb drive before you hit the 300 title limit. Storing all the wii/gc content on another 2tb drive, you'll run out of space but get around 90% of all unique titles stored (the rest u can just fit on a big sd)
     
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  15. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Ha, thanks for that info, I actually was genuinely curious. Thing is, my vWii external drive has a huge chunk of space taken up by Rock Band/Guitar Hero songs, then there's also a bunch of movies and tv shows in their for WiiMC as well. So the vWii hard drive for me has lots of space being used by not actual games.
     
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  16. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    I have an old 300GB IDE drive in a CompUSA enclosure since about 2008-09. More than enough for the Wii/GC games. There is still a bunch of crap on it we never play. 1TB WD Black in a HD dock for the Wii U. For the hell of it I have put just about every disk based game on it except the girl themed games like monster high and Barbie. Still have tons of room. You never know when you might have guests with little kids, maybe I should have those as well. :)
     
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    i use 3tb seagate back up plus with external power plug to avoid using my y-cable purchased for testing nintendont back in the day...

    ... WiiU formatted 2tb and left the remainder un-usable ... however the 3tb was $15 cheaper than the 2tb for some reason so no big deal i guess
     
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