I've had a Seagate 1tb hard drive hooked up to my Wii for the past 4-5 years now and apart from the usual gltching with buzzing sound I've never had any problems. this last week some really weird stuff are happening. games that have never froze before are freezing at random moments with no buzzing sound...it doesn't always happen but it's a problem. I'm using USB loader gx 3 and most of the time it gets stuck when it says "initialize USB device" some other times the Wii won't start up at all...the green light will come up but it won't display anything on screen,actually that's been happening every now and then but after tries it always manages to start and work correctly after that. why I'm mentioning that now?because when I unplugged the hard drive,my Wii booted up with no problem. I've got my hard drive on wbfs filesystem would the random freezes and failure to start USB loader gx go away if I formatted my hard drive and just added the games again? dunno...maybe it got bogged down just like windows needs a format every now and then? Lol thanks for any answers!