If I have Nintendo format HDD can I use on a friends Wii U?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by GIngaRanga, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. GIngaRanga
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  2. TotalInsanity4

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    Unfortunately, no. The format uses a key that is unique to the console that it was formatted on. It sucks, yes, but it's Nintendo's answer to piracy I suppose
     
  3. nero99

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    The wii u doesn't have a hard drive. It's all flash memory.
     
  4. TotalInsanity4

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    You can use up to 2 external hard drives of up to 2TB each
     
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  5. MAXLEMPIRA

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    So, if it against piracy, Can I download a game on the HDD and play it from there?? :O
     
  6. TotalInsanity4

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    Sure, if you can figure out the per-console key that's been assigned to your drive and then write a driver for the proprietary WFS filesystem that it uses
     
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