How many USB ports can I use?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Kiel2040, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Kiel2040
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    I've tried different usb hard drives (a Verbmatim, Toshiba, and a Sata to USB case) and with each one had trouble loading or installing usb games. Now im using different thumb drives i've got around the house (8 and 16 GB each), when I want to use a gem that is on a different drive I shut down the wii u change the drive and boot up again. My question is can I have more than one drive plugged in? Or the will mess up the system or something? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Spearel18

    Spearel18 GBAtemp Regular

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    I think you can only use 1 at a time for gaming, otherwise the wii u will tell you you have 2 usb plugged in.
    The only time you can use 2 usb drives at once is when you use it in data management to copy a game between drives
     
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  3. subcon959

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    Wii U can only have one active usb drive at a time.
     
  4. Kiel2040
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    Thanks, so until I find a hdd that works fine in my WiiU ill stick to changing the thumb drives.
     
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    I got a toshiba canvio basics 1tb + y cable and it works great ^^ if you* use the cable it came with it will format it and can install games on but if i play games from it, It will crash after 2 min because it dosent get much power so get a y splitter with it ^^

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  7. Kohmei

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    Yeah, you probably just need a USB Y-cable
     
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    Yes but where I live haven found some place that sells me a Y cable, maybe when I need a new HDD will look for one with a Y cable. thanks
     
  9. lexluth0r

    lexluth0r GBAtemp Regular

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    Question would a powered USB hub with switches work to swap hdds for Wiiu USB loading and vwii?
     
  10. pietempgba

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    just make sure your wiiu hdd uses a y cable to connect to the usb hub
     
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  11. lexluth0r

    lexluth0r GBAtemp Regular

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    That doesn't make sense if it's a powered hub no need for a y cable... I use a powered USB hdd currently and I don't need y cable so in theory why would in need a y cable for a powered USB hub?
     
  12. pietempgba

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    idk i just wasn't exactly sure