issue: Usb hdd 1TB toshiba turns off when play a game or homebrew loader

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by eduall, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. eduall
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    hi, i wanna know is is normal than my usb hdd toshiba 1TB turns off a little time when play wii backups games or in the loader menu...
    this is bad cuz appears a message in the game like: reading disc...

    i'll tried with wiiflow, cfg usb loader. and the same issue.

    but, i have a old cfg usb loader version than doesn't power off the hdd, so it may be the latest version of the loader? (i have the latest mod with wiimmfi )
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    that may the known "sleepy drive"..
    some drives go into sleep mode when they are not requested new data for a while and when this happens the wii asks for data, the hdd takes some time to restart and stuff gets broken...
    some hdds got tools to disable or change this feature.. i can't help you much with this, a google search could probably give you info about how to disable it if it's possible to do so..
    or you can get an hdd enclosure, remove that HDD from that "box" and put it in the new one

    PS: i am not trully sure if the enclosure is problem, i am not trully sure if some hdds got this function built in it's firmware...
     
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    Thanks! i'll find a way for this