1. ShoulderMonster

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    Okay, so I hacked my Wii years ago for GC games and am just now getting into Wii games.
    Recently I replaced DIOS-MIOS Lite with Nintendont for the perfect compatibility, works great. Then I got Abz's Wiiflow pack and cherry-picked the essentials to emulate Wii games. Worked good enough. All this is on my SD card though, so I thought I should get an HDD for more space and to hopefully not fry my SD.
    My brother bought me a 500GB one and I got EaseUS to format it to a single partition FAT32 with 32k cluster size. Moved the "wbfs" and "games" folders from the root of my SD to the root of the HDD... Wiiflow recognizes a USB is inserted but "Disk-wait failed" when I press install, and Nintendont gives a weird error when I click on the USB option... I'm having difficulty finding what I need to do and I'm mentally exhausted now, so I finally made an account on here. Any ideas? I know about the HDD compatibility list, but my model wasn't on it.

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    - HDD: Maxone USB 3.0 Device (can't post Amazon link because I'm a new member)
    - MBR Signature (is this important?): C52973CF
    - SD seems to also be FAT32 format.
    - It's been so long since I hacked the Wii, I'm not sure all that's installed into it and where. I originally hacked it with only an SD in mind, so maybe I'm missing WADs for USB compatibility?
    On my SD I tend to keep all the WADs I have installed, so here:
    MyWadList_2018-03-25.PNG

    I'd really appreciate the help! Thank you. ^_^
     
  2. leerz

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    Wii USB Slots are USB 2.0 and has low amp rating
    you need the one with external power and or usb with Y wire

    usually it isn't very picky - but on some occasions it refuse to work with some hdd's / enclosures
     
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    I was afraid the 3.0 was the culprit... Ok, so, can I just get an adapter of some sort? Or, does USBs even work that way? I'm especially not so computer savvy on the hardware side of things, but what's a Y wire? Googling it, I'm not sure if that could work with a Wii.. But again, I have no idea what's what. :'B
    Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    this cable should help you
    https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/...-cable-for-wii-u-black-i1744286-s2114967.html

    but word of advice

    wii may or may not detect it still depends on the usb controller too -

    i bough a 2.0 with y and a 3.0 single cable enclosures
    the 2.0 didn't work even with the y cable
    the 3.0 obviously didn't work -
    what I did was, use the y cable from the 2.0 and used the 3.0 enclosure and the wii detected it.
     
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    Thank you, I found the same kind on Amazon. :)
    Hmm... So the Wii can access one drive from both ports? Actually, is there such a thing as a USB 3.0 micro B male to 2.0 A male cord? Or wait, that's not the issue, huh.
    Well, the cord you suggested seems cheap, so it wouldn't hurt to try. ^^; And if it doesn't work still, I can do like you did and combine the two cables? Am I understanding that correctly?
     
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    yes that's exactly what i did,

    cos it is cheaper to buy the cable than buy the whole enclosure

    you might lose usb 3.0 functionality however if the cables are purely usb 2.0 with y
    so better to get the one with usb 3.0 Y (for transferring to your usb3 compatible computer)
     
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    How would I combine the two cords if all of them end in males? The cord I have currently is 3.0 micro B male to A male.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I noticed in some cords the Y has both 3.0 and 2.0 A males. I can't tell if all of them are like this, or if some has both ends as 3.0... Is the one you linked 3.0 all around?
    51wXUxsX2kL._SL1001_.jpg
    (Woops, double posted, sorry!)
     
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    The main USB plug goes into port 0 on the Wii. (Closest port to the edge of the console.)

    The short lead one that's labeled "2.0" is only for extra power and doesn't have the data pins connected. You can either connect it to the other port or a USB power brick.
     
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    Sorry, I just reread this... You're not combining a Y cord and a single cord, but a Y cord with an "enclosure"? Googling enclosure, does HDDs connect to that, which you then use a cord to connect it to something else? So, your setup is, the Y cord's two A ends are connected to the Wii, while the micro B end is combined with the enclosure to connect with the HDD?
    See, this is why I was confused about how to combine my cord with the Y cord you linked, since all the ends on both cords are male. >.< I think I better understand now..

    So, will I have to buy an enclosure, too?

    Alright, thank you for the clarification. ^_^
     
  10. The Real Jdbye

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    You just need a MicroUSB Y-cable. USB 2.0 or 3.0 doesn't matter since the Wii only supports USB 2.0 anyway.
    An enclosure is only for when you're providing your own 2.5" HDD.
     
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    I know 3.0 USBs are still downwards compatible with 2.0, but isn't the issue here that the Wii is not totally recognizing the 3.0 anyway? Hence it does matter and why I was told to get a Y cable? And, aren't I providing my own HDD? Or do you mean, enclosures are for the inside of the device to replace the original HDD? I'm sorry for all the questions, I don't think I'm fully understanding you...

    I wanted to be sure before I got one, but I'm about to go out to Walmart and get a Y-cable anyway. I sure do hope it works! ^^;
    When I started this thread I thought it'd be a software issue, haha..
     
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    Let me clarify, you put a bare laptop HDD inside an enclosure to turn it into an external HDD. What you have is already an enclosure with a laptop HDD inside of it.
     
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    OOOOHhh, okay, I get it now! Haha, these are like, the simplest things, huh. :'D
    So, leerz just used his Y cord with his now external HDD? Which didn't work with just the single 3.0 cord. So, it's my exact setup just his HDD was from his laptop. Okay, so many new terms I learned, haha!
    Couldn't find the Y cord at Walmart (wishful thinking on my part), but someone in the house has Amazon Prime so I'll just order it after all.

    (Btw, this forum's icons are real snazzy! :yaywii: :yay3ds: :switch:)
     
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    Know anyone with a USB CD/DVD drive? They come with Y-cables, maybe you could borrow it for a few days. ;)
     
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    No, I don't know many people. I could ask around, but I live so far away from everyone it wouldn't be worth it! But it's fine, I ordered it and it'll arrive in two days. :yay:
    I'll be sure to give an update if it worked or not then! But, I have a pretty good feeling about it, y'all seem to know what you're talking about, hehe
     
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    Oh, woe is me! The Y cord came in today, but it didn't fix my issue! :( I plugged the 3.0 into the bottom side and the small 2.0 into the top and everything.
    Are you guys sure there's no WAD or setting I'm missing? I really don't want to believe that my HDD is just incompatible...
     
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    You never posted a SysCheck report. There's a sure way to tell if it's the drive itself: put some homebrew on it in an /apps/ folder and switch the HBC to load from USB. If the channel can't see it chances are nothing else will either. Compatibility is ultimately determined by whether Nintendo's IOS can access the device or not.
     
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    SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.3U (v513)
    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 09.07.2006
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS61

    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 47820398
    Console Type: Wii
    Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
    Boot2 v4
    Found 98 titles.
    Found 50 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stubs.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10 (DIOS MIOS Lite 2.10)
    Report generated on 03/28/2018.
    You know, turns out I already had SysCheck and a report, just forgot about them. :lol: Updated SysCheck and made a new report, anyway though.
    Copied some apps over, but how would I set the HBC to load from the USB?
     
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    That d2x beta 53 could be your problem. It's got serious compatibility issues with both drives and games. It is only useful if you cannot use USB port 0 on your Wii.

    To load homebrew from USB instead of SD press 1 on your Wii remote and select USB instead of SD. You will have to have some sort of homebrew on your USB in an /apps/ folder.
     
  20. ShoulderMonster

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    I tried to load HBC from the USB, but it seems to be unclickable... Since I'm desperate, I'll try to replace the d2x beta 53 anyway.
    So, do I uninstall both "IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt)" and "IOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt)"? Then replace them with cIOS249[56]-d2x-v10-beta52? That's a wad I just happen to have since I have Abz's megapack. Or do I only replace 249's with that?

    If worse comes to worse, I guess I'll just take a look at the compatibility list and buy a recommended HDD, then give mine back to my brother or to my boyfriend I guess... Or maybe I'll keep it since I was planning on getting another drive to make yet another back up of all my data and files.
    Such a bummer!
     
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