Hardware My Wii doesn't read my 2.5 hdd

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Hi, as you read by the title my doesn't read my 2.5 hdd with enclosure, i've tried everything formatting it to fat32,wbfs,ntfs making sure the partition is primary and the drive MBR doing a slow format and still the hdd don't appear in the homebrew channel or usb loader, i've also tried with multiple 2.5 hdd's right now im trying with a WD Scorpio Blue.

here's the list ios (the list was made by pimp my wii)

System menu (System menu 4.3U)v513 (Use IOS 80) Original
IOS 3 v65280 Original stub
IOS 4 v65280 Original stub
IOS 9 v520 Original
IOS 10 v768 Original stub
IOS 11 v10 Original
IOS 12 v11 Original
IOS 13 v15 Original
IOS 14 v262 Original
IOS 15 v265 Original
IOS 16 v54321 Modified
IOS 17 v517 Original
IOS 20 v12 Original
IOS 21 v522 Original
IOS 22 v777 Original
IOS 28 v1292 Original
IOS 30 v1040 Original
IOS 31 v3608 Original Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 33 v2832 Original
IOS 34 v3087 Original
IOS 35 v3088 Original
IOS 36 v3090 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 37 v3609 Original
IOS 38 v3609 Original
IOS 40 (source 60) v65535 (source rev 6174) Original
IOS 41 v3091 Original
IOS 43 v3091 Original
IOS 45 v3091 Original
IOS 46 v3093 Original
IOS 48 v4123 Original
IOS 50 v4889 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 51 v4864 Original stub
IOS 52 v5661 Original
IOS 53 v4113 Original
IOS 55 v4633 Original
IOS 56 v4890 Original
IOS 57 v5918 Original
IOS 58 v6175 Original
IOS 60 v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 61 v5918 Original
IOS 62 v6430 Original
IOS 70 (source 60) v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 80 v6944 Original
IOS 90 v54321 Modified
IOS 202 (source 60) (Hermes 60 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 6174) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 222 (source 38) (Hermes 38 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3867) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 223 (source 37) (Hermes 37 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 224 (source 57) (Hermes 57 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 5661) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 225 (source 37) v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified
IOS 236 v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 245 (source 56) (d2x 56 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 246 (source 37) (d2x 37 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 247 (source 57) (d2x 57 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 248 (source 55) (d2x 55 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 249 (source 56) (d2x 56 v10 beta52)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 250 (source 58) (d2x 58 v8 final)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 251 (source 58) (d2x 58 v10 beta52)v21010 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify
IOS 254 v65281 Modified stub
BC v6 Original
MIOS v4 Original

btw english is my second language so if you see an error please let me know :)
 

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Y-cable powered HDDs are required for the Wii to provide enough power. Or as bbking mentioned, use an externally powered HDD. 2.5 HDDs should work fine with the Wii when properly powered

apparently my usb port 0 isn't giving power so can i still use a Y-cable?
 
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Hi, as you read by the title my doesn't read my 2.5 hdd with enclosure, i've tried everything formatting it to fat32,wbfs,ntfs making sure the partition is primary and the drive MBR doing a slow format and still the hdd don't appear in the homebrew channel or usb loader, i've also tried with multiple 2.5 hdd's right now im trying with a WD Scorpio Blue.

here's the list ios (the list was made by pimp my wii)

System menu (System menu 4.3U)v513 (Use IOS 80) Original
IOS 3 v65280 Original stub
IOS 4 v65280 Original stub
IOS 9 v520 Original
IOS 10 v768 Original stub
IOS 11 v10 Original
IOS 12 v11 Original
IOS 13 v15 Original
IOS 14 v262 Original
IOS 15 v265 Original
IOS 16 v54321 Modified
IOS 17 v517 Original
IOS 20 v12 Original
IOS 21 v522 Original
IOS 22 v777 Original
IOS 28 v1292 Original
IOS 30 v1040 Original
IOS 31 v3608 Original Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 33 v2832 Original
IOS 34 v3087 Original
IOS 35 v3088 Original
IOS 36 v3090 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 37 v3609 Original
IOS 38 v3609 Original
IOS 40 (source 60) v65535 (source rev 6174) Original
IOS 41 v3091 Original
IOS 43 v3091 Original
IOS 45 v3091 Original
IOS 46 v3093 Original
IOS 48 v4123 Original
IOS 50 v4889 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 51 v4864 Original stub
IOS 52 v5661 Original
IOS 53 v4113 Original
IOS 55 v4633 Original
IOS 56 v4890 Original
IOS 57 v5918 Original
IOS 58 v6175 Original
IOS 60 v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 61 v5918 Original
IOS 62 v6430 Original
IOS 70 (source 60) v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 80 v6944 Original
IOS 90 v54321 Modified
IOS 202 (source 60) (Hermes 60 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 6174) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 222 (source 38) (Hermes 38 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3867) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 223 (source 37) (Hermes 37 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 224 (source 57) (Hermes 57 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 5661) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 225 (source 37) v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified
IOS 236 v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 245 (source 56) (d2x 56 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 246 (source 37) (d2x 37 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 247 (source 57) (d2x 57 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 248 (source 55) (d2x 55 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 249 (source 56) (d2x 56 v10 beta52)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 250 (source 58) (d2x 58 v8 final)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 251 (source 58) (d2x 58 v10 beta52)v21010 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify
IOS 254 v65281 Modified stub
BC v6 Original
MIOS v4 Original

btw english is my second language so if you see an error please let me know :)
Hello,

Your CIOS 250 is on the wrong base (58), it should be on base 57, reinstall it by following this guide == <https://wii.guide/cios

do you use "" wii backup manager "" to manage your games ??

Your external hard drive must be in FAT 32.

Which version of loader are you using?

Test your external hard drive with Configurable Loader v70 or Wiiflow.
 
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Y-cable powered HDDs are required for the Wii to provide enough power. Or as bbking mentioned, use an externally powered HDD. 2.5 HDDs should work fine with the Wii when properly powered
Never come across a drive the Wii is not able to power. That's a Wii U issue.
apparently my usb port 0 isn't giving power so can i still use a Y-cable?
What makes you think that? Can't hear it spin up when the Wii is powered on?
You can use the other port. You will have to switch to d2x v10 beta53-alt to do that but it should work just the same (might have to change the active port in the USB loader settings)
beta53-alt has somewhat worse compatibility with drives and some potential issues with emuNAND but works fine for most people.
Hi, as you read by the title my doesn't read my 2.5 hdd with enclosure, i've tried everything formatting it to fat32,wbfs,ntfs making sure the partition is primary and the drive MBR doing a slow format and still the hdd don't appear in the homebrew channel or usb loader, i've also tried with multiple 2.5 hdd's right now im trying with a WD Scorpio Blue.

here's the list ios (the list was made by pimp my wii)

System menu (System menu 4.3U)v513 (Use IOS 80) Original
IOS 3 v65280 Original stub
IOS 4 v65280 Original stub
IOS 9 v520 Original
IOS 10 v768 Original stub
IOS 11 v10 Original
IOS 12 v11 Original
IOS 13 v15 Original
IOS 14 v262 Original
IOS 15 v265 Original
IOS 16 v54321 Modified
IOS 17 v517 Original
IOS 20 v12 Original
IOS 21 v522 Original
IOS 22 v777 Original
IOS 28 v1292 Original
IOS 30 v1040 Original
IOS 31 v3608 Original Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 33 v2832 Original
IOS 34 v3087 Original
IOS 35 v3088 Original
IOS 36 v3090 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 37 v3609 Original
IOS 38 v3609 Original
IOS 40 (source 60) v65535 (source rev 6174) Original
IOS 41 v3091 Original
IOS 43 v3091 Original
IOS 45 v3091 Original
IOS 46 v3093 Original
IOS 48 v4123 Original
IOS 50 v4889 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 51 v4864 Original stub
IOS 52 v5661 Original
IOS 53 v4113 Original
IOS 55 v4633 Original
IOS 56 v4890 Original
IOS 57 v5918 Original
IOS 58 v6175 Original
IOS 60 v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 61 v5918 Original
IOS 62 v6430 Original
IOS 70 (source 60) v6174 Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 80 v6944 Original
IOS 90 v54321 Modified
IOS 202 (source 60) (Hermes 60 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 6174) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 222 (source 38) (Hermes 38 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3867) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 223 (source 37) (Hermes 37 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 224 (source 57) (Hermes 57 v5.1)v65535 (source rev 5661) Modified Trucha ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 225 (source 37) v65535 (source rev 3869) Modified
IOS 236 v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 245 (source 56) (d2x 56 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 246 (source 37) (d2x 37 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 247 (source 57) (d2x 57 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 248 (source 55) (d2x 55 v8 final)v65535 Modified
IOS 249 (source 56) (d2x 56 v10 beta52)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 250 (source 58) (d2x 58 v8 final)v65535 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify Nand access
IOS 251 (source 58) (d2x 58 v10 beta52)v21010 Modified Trucha Downgrade ES_Identify
IOS 254 v65281 Modified stub
BC v6 Original
MIOS v4 Original

btw english is my second language so if you see an error please let me know :)
It won't automatically appear in HBC, you have to press home and there's a button to switch to USB (but if you don't have any homebrew on the USB it will just be a blank list)
Your cIOS setup looks fine, apart from IOS250, that should be base 57. v8 and v10 beta52 have the highest compatibility, so that's fine.
Some enclosures just don't work with cIOS. But it should still work in homebrew AFAIK. Try some emulators such as Snes9x GX or Genesis Plus GX and see if they can load ROMs from the USB.
 
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Hello,

Your CIOS 250 is on the wrong base (58), it should be on base 57, reinstall it by following this guide ==

do you use "" wii backup manager "" to manage your games ??

Your external hard drive must be in FAT 32.

Which version of loader are you using?

Test your external hard drive with Configurable Loader v70 or Wiiflow.

Yes i use wii backup manager and the drive is fat 32 and im using usbloader gx v1271 i've triedwith wiiflow and cfg usbloader v70

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Never come across a drive the Wii is not able to power. That's a Wii U issue.

What makes you think that? Can't hear it spin up when the Wii is powered on?
You can use the other port. You will have to switch to d2x v10 beta53-alt to do that but it should work just the same (might have to change the active port in the USB loader settings)
beta53-alt has somewhat worse compatibility with drives and some potential issues with emuNAND but works fine for most people.

It won't automatically appear in HBC, you have to press home and there's a button to switch to USB (but if you don't have any homebrew on the USB it will just be a blank list)
Your cIOS setup looks fine, apart from IOS250, that should be base 57. v8 and v10 beta52 have the highest compatibility, so that's fine.
Some enclosures just don't work with cIOS. But it should still work in homebrew AFAIK. Try some emulators such as Snes9x GX or Genesis Plus GX and see if they can load ROMs from the USB.

Hi,I said the usb port 0 isn't working because when i plug the hdd there the light that goes on when the drive is powered doesn't turn on and in the homebrew channel the switch to usb button doesn't do anything and none of the emulators worked

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

you should use a drive with it's own power (plugs into the wall for power).
u mean like an atx power supply?
 
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u mean like an atx power supply?[/QUOTE]

No, I mean an external hard drive that has it's own power source (gets power from its own ac adapter) or possibly one with a Y-cable that gets power from 2 usb ports.
 
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Yes i use wii backup manager and the drive is fat 32 and im using usbloader gx v1271 i've triedwith wiiflow and cfg usbloader v70

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------



Hi,I said the usb port 0 isn't working because when i plug the hdd there the light that goes on when the drive is powered doesn't turn on and in the homebrew channel the switch to usb button doesn't do anything and none of the emulators worked

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------


u mean like an atx power supply?
Install beta53-alt and try the other port.

No, he means a drive that comes with its own power supply (3.5" drives)
 

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You can overcome that part, yes, a Y-USB cable is the solution. You can even build one yourself, I made mine and works perfectly.

does yours look like this (i mean the ports)
 

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Yes, the three connectors are USB-A Male type.

As you can see on the second image (sorry for the bad quality), on the left side we see the left black USB-A connector that goes to the HDD enclosure; on the right side, the white USB-A connector goes to the PORT0 on the Wii (the lower one while sitting flat) and it has four lines (GND/D+/D-/5VDC), like this:

pic6_fa_01.jpg


While the blue connector goes to PORT1 on the Wii (the top one while sitting flat) and it only has the GND/VCC lines, both connected to the black one to the corresponding pins.
 

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