Is there an issue with 1TB western digital hardisk?

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  1. leoszt
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    Why can I usbload from a shitty 2gb brandless pendrive, but not from my kickas 1tb WD 'my passport' hard disk?

    Cfg-usbloader, neogamma and USB loader GX will load from the pendrive, but both will show the same issue with the hard disk.

    With the hard disk, for example, I can load Link's crossbow, but it will freeze on level change...



    I modded my wii through xzero's modify 4.2 and upgraded to waninkoko's rev19. Here is a pic of my partitions (did it with EASUS Partition Magic and WiiBackupmanager)

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    everything leads me to think that the problem resides in my hard disk.
     
  2. leoszt
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    Should I say that I can load with no problems from disc?
     
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    I have a 1TB WD Elements. It works fine.
    Mind telling what kind of WD HD you have?
     
  4. leoszt
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    It's a 1TB WD My Passport it comes with a virutal cdrom with a software bundle
    maybe thats it the problem...
     
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    lol@shittyware thats for sure. wd are pricks for that vcd crap. try formatting it to fat32 instead of wbfs, if that doenst work, format to fat32 and then to wbfs. I have a 500gb wd that I had to do that or the games wouldnt show in gx. seems stupid I know, but try it
     
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    On the wiki it says:

    Western Digital My Passport Essential SE: Works with USB Loader, but only tested by me with 2 partions. Spindown can easily be deactivated, other Software from WD can also be easily be deleted.

    Didja deactivate the spindown? (My friend had this problem on his HD, I think it was a seagate)
     
  7. leoszt
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    gonna try
     
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    theres no way to get rid of the smartware as of right now. theres a disable vcd fix but you cant regain the 660mb it takes for shittyware
     
  9. leoszt
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    whats a spindown? how do i deactivate spindown and shittyware?
     
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    cant get rid of shittyware, you can disable the vcd if you goto wd's site, but shittyware remains on the drive 660mb. The spindown can be fixed using shittyware i believe, if not google wd spindown fix. Im not even sure if they have spindown, my 500gb wd passport doesnt have it at all


    edit: spindow is a power saving feature for HDDs that will cause your wii games to freeze or crash if left on
     
  11. leoszt
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    Must say, using FAT32 partition did the job, thank you guys =]


    usbloader gx couldnt install mario galaxy tough....

    cfg-loader could so, who cares?




    u guys have a place in heaven
    thanks very much
     
  12. xzxero

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    on a related note, i have run into these WD drives with the smartware program installed and they wont work with Wii homebrew if they have a password set up via that program!

    other than that they run a-ok!
     
  13. steve-p

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    those drives use 4k clusters,
    they must be formatted with proper sector alignment.
    xp wont do it, you need to use a utility from western digital or use win7 or Linux.

    cfg-loader may do it - you'd need to ask on tht forum section.