Looking to Switch to USB Loader

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by psxboy500, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. psxboy500

    psxboy500 Member

    May 24, 2009
    United States
    Hi guys/gals,

    I'm looking to switch over my Wii backups to an external hard drive, and I'm interested in using a USB Loader. I read through the "Bible" that's stickied... but it was a bit of information overload. Looking for a few simple suggestions!

    For external hard drives: From your personal experience, which works the best to play Wii Backups? I was thinking about giving the Seagate FreeAgent 500GB model a go, seeing as it's fairly inexpensive. I read through the HD compatibility list and saw some mixed reviews on it. It seems to work fine for some people but not for others. Can anyone confirm using it?

    Second: In general, how is the compatibility of Wii Backups using a USB Loader? I currently use WiiGator Loader to play DVD backups. Is the compatibility as far as games go similar? And how about loading speeds?

    Forgive me if I've asked these questions in the wrong place. I'm fairly new here.

  2. darktehnub

    darktehnub Advanced Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    United States
  3. deanq4

    deanq4 Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    I was using backup loader 0.3 gamma before I switched.

    I have horrible time with the disc's loading slowly on the wiigator loader. After the switch and some adjustments, it seems to work fine. And seems to load a lot faster. Not to mention, the ease of backing up games. Before it was a painstaking 3-4 hour process of using a special drive and copying the games (the way I did it) then burning it at 1-2x and hope it works. Now, just pop it in the drive and hit install, or use a PC program and copy it to the drive.

    As for the drive, I'm sure you saw this

    Seems like a lot of hassle. When I got a drive, my thoughts were how big do I really need? Most report that about 30 games is a 100 gig, and who needs 70+ games at one time. Maybe get a smaller drive with less issues. Be careful, I got a 320 that was a tough set-up, but seems to work fine now, only $81 and uses the USB for power so I never have to turn it on or off, just let the Wii do it. (just food for thought)