How is this harddrive for the USB Loader?

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Apr 20, 2009
  1. HylianHero1220
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    Newcomer HylianHero1220 Advanced Member

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    http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/Sta...cmArea=SEASONAL

    It seems like a great value and is in the Wiki listed as working, however the device name has "Western Digital MyBook 750 GB external HDD - Essential Edition (i think)" Which does not leave me very certain. Can anyone verify that this HDD works before I spend $80?
     
  2. otto888

    Member otto888 I break things for a living.

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    Oh wow that is a great deal. But I think you can only create partions up to 520gb(correct if wrong) as of USB/SD loader 1.5. But I'd buy that(If i had enough money),and if it doesn't work,sell it on ebay as a "limited edition wii hard drive" [​IMG]
     
  3. les35

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    I was looking at that exact deal as a Wii drive. I decided 750GB was overkill for the wii. I think i rather get a 2.5" external so I don't have to mess with a power adapter.

    BTW, you can make that staples deal even better by buying a $25 off $75 coupon from e-junkie for about $3
     
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    Former Staff ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    No no, you CAN use partitions up to .....w/e.....but the app USB Loader has problems adding games in partitions above 512GB, that's why you'll need a GUI in your PC to add and manage your games, the last WBFS Manager from El_Mesias is the best one I've ever seen, search for it...!!


    Great deal BTW..!!
     
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    Member FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The 512GB partition issue was fixed in 1.5

    Not that there's really any reason to use 512+GB for Wii games anyway.
     
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    Be warned of one thing with WD drives. If it is affected by the spin-down issue, you will NOT be able to fix it unless you break open the case and connect the drive via SATA to you PC. And that's not even a guarantee it will work.

    Stick to Seagate and Maxtor drives that can have their spin-down feature disabled.
     
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    Former Staff ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    There is some people here that really has more than 600 games for the Wii [​IMG] so the 512GB+ is needed in special extremely cases..!!
     
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    Well if you guys are against it, wanna link me to a cheap hard drive that will get the job done?
     
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    Office depot has the 250gig seagate 2.5" usb2 drive for $69.99 plus it comes with a free docking station and case.

    Castco has the 1.5TB Seagate external usb2 drive for $109 on coupon.

    Costco has a 320gig USB2 2.5" Toshiba for $72
     
  10. ShaneC

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    I've picked up a 640gig Seagate at Office Depot for $95. 3.5" Style w/ the external power.

    Bitch of it is, the USB loader doesn't always recognize it, so I have to power cycle the HD sometimes. Once it's running, it stays, but getting the initial connection is annoying.

    Never had that problem with my 80gig WD My Book.
     
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    500GB maxtor one touch mini 4 for $99 shipped.

    http://shop2.frys.com/%7BNCV0pLwv16MK2He1m...page%20Pod:Pod1

    250GB maxtor one touch mini 4 for $59.99 shipped.
    This is the exact same one i use.Works great although you will need to turn off the sleep feature before using it but its not hard to do.
    Right now i have 34 games on it and only 56gb of space used.

    http://shop2.frys.com/product/5496219?site...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


    Seagate 500gb 3.5 for $79.99 shipped


    http://shop2.frys.com/product/5725222?site...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     

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