list compatible hard drives

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by goldcoasttim, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. goldcoasttim

    goldcoasttim Newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    this is just a topic to see how many people will reply saying what HDD they have and does it work or list what model it is and it doesnt work?
    also whats the best HDD to use with the usb loaders?
    also is anyone using a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320gb IDE drive?
  2. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 25, 2006
    United States
    Central Illinois
  3. synicasm

    synicasm Advanced Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    United States
    I have a iMicro IMBS35G-BK SATA/IDE combo enclosure working with a 80 GB seagate Barracuda IDE drive .. ( dont have specs at the moment. )

    It is working perfectly so far.

    My 2 Western Digital drives freeze all the time, Not sure why..

    WD600 (60GB) MDL:WD600BB-22CCB0 - Initially works but locks up about 10mins after use
    WD800 (80GB) MDL:WD800JB-00CRA1 - Initially works but locks up about 10mins after use
  4. Midnightzak

    Midnightzak GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    United States
    1.5TB Seagate FreeAgent Desk
    Partitions = FAT > WBFS > NTFS
    Both FAT/NTFS partitions work with GeeXBox though I only put media on the NTFS partition (doesn't work with other USB devices plugged in at the same time).
    Works with "Configurable USB Loader" (haven't needed to try others)

    GeeXBox also works with:
    2gb SanDisc Cruizer
    Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) Model PEF16GUSB
  5. Midnightzak

    Midnightzak GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    United States
    You're drive likely has a power saving option or "Spin Down" where the drive powers off (standby/sleep) after a short period of inactivity. I believe if you switch to Hermes IOS 222 that can be resolved. However please double check on the IOS details as I am not 100% sure. Some drives (like my Seagate) have a program that installs on the PC/HDD that changes or disables the SpinDown feature, though I don't think Western Digital has it...
  6. techker

    techker GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    the herms doesn't work all the time.i settled that annoying prob with a few 16 gig usb memory stick!

    works great and fast to!
  7. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........

    Nov 19, 2008
    I have a Hitachi Simpledrive 1TB(FAT32), Cfg Usb Loader v49a-FAT, Hermes 222/223, 4.2E PAL
    No probs at all
  8. Daku93

    Daku93 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    I have a CnMemory External HDD with 320GB. Inside it is a Toshiba HDD.
    The Partitions are NTFS + WBFS
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