Hidden Setting In Wii U - Enable/Disable HDD Sleep Cycle

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Xuman, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Xuman
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    HOW:
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Go to Data Management
    3. Hold the D-Pad Down For a Sec
    4. Hold + and - (I did it while holding D-Pad Down)
    5. Change Setting.

    I'd do this if you are having problems with your HDD, looking for a bit faster load times and whatever else. Uses more power, but hey, it's worth it.

    VIDEO HERE
     
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    I remember seeing this posted a long time ago, but it's useful for those who don't know about it yet.
     
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    Well....
    Now i feel dumb
     
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    Don't be. It was years ago and is probably buried somewhere no one will ever see it. At least people will see this :)
     
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    I didn't know it was an option.
    Thanks for posting this, I'll ask users with HDD issue to test this :)
     
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    Wow, that was actually pretty cool of them to include that feature ^_^
     
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    Ahh that's nice to have.

    Why didn't they put this in an honest setting though? Is there any chance of harm in doing this, or is Papa Iwata at it again?
     
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  8. Xuman
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    TFW You think your short video demo guide thing would flop but turns out to be really helpful
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    how did people find about this? is writed on the manual or some place?
     
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  10. Osha

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    I assume it has something to do with the HDD not going to sleep mode and having a risk of it overheating, or whatever.
     
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    This just makes me wonder what other Hidden settings there may be ?
     
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    Holy shit, I never knew about this.
     
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    The people above are lying, everyone but you knew about this and we're meeting at my place later to laugh about it.

    PS: I didn't know either.
     
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    Sounds like it came from a Ninty suppprt email to me.
     
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    Some guy linked a gaf thread in the Hombrew thread so i made the video about it this morning. I couldnt get HD video cuz the settings are gamepad only
    EXACTLY!
    No idea, was just on a gaf thread. Im not claiming to be the one who figured it out, just the guy who made the video
     
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  16. fiveighteen

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    D-Pad Up and holding + and - enables homebrew ;)
     
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    no, you didn't understand what i meant... i meant, how did the first person learned about this trick? did that person was randomly pushing buttons?
     
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  18. Reecey

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    That's really cool, I never knew about this option, thanks :) Works well with a 128GBPNYElite SD Card with 3.0 Reader attached to the back port.

    Edit: Does it actually make any difference turning the option off?
     
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    Nice! Most likely this is a trouble shooting setting that Ninty tech/customer support uses with customers having hdd issues. The person who originally found this probably found out straight from Nintendo trying to figure out why their hdd didn't work properly. Then they released it to the masses lol
     
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  20. WiiCube_2013

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    Great feature but again, it's dumb that Nintendo kept it hidden from its customers and even if there's a risk then display "Are you sure you want to apply this setting? Yes or No" w/the info! It couldn't be more clear.

    Now I wonder what other hidden settings Nintendo's planted on the Wii U. I'd love if there was a setting to make the damn tablet optional from entering the System Settings. Hell, with the Wii U Pro Controller and Wiimote there's no reason to force the tablet upon its customers.