Need help picking a cheap HDD Enclosure to work with USB Loader.

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by TehLexinator, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. TehLexinator
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    Hey all,

    I need your suggestions for a cheap 3.5 USB HDD enclosure that works with the Wii.
    I have a few 500GB SATA hard drives and don't want them to go to waste.

    Thank's ahead of time!
     
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    OK, well, it's working with both a 2.5" and a 3.5" HDD. [​IMG] Sometimes I have to add the game twice in the WBFS Manager to get it to show up, though. So far no spin down issues.
     
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    Thanks guys. I will look into both of those, although right now the hot swap one is lookin mightaaay seexy.

    Chunky, so that hot swappable enclosure works? Are you kidding me? I can use all 3 of my hard drives without the need to unscrew anything?

    Man. Can you please play around with it some more and tell me what else you think of it? I really, really, really like hot swapping things. Do you need to do anything special to swap for another HD? What Hard drives are you using?

    Sorry for the influx of questions, I am just super excited.

    Oh, does the HD get hot? Can you pause the game, leave it for a bit and come back to it?

    Thanks again!
     
  6. CHUNKYBOWSER

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    It's working for me so far, all you do is stick the SATA Hard drive in and it'll work pretty good. I'm using a Seagate Barracuda 250GB Hard Drive and a Samsung 40GB Hard Drive that came in my PS3. xD It has a power switch on it, so make sure you turn it off before you take a HDD out or put one in. The HDD will wobble a bit, so don't move it or touch it too much while it's in. The HDD does get hot, but I'll try a long gaming session tonight and tell you how it works. (I'm backing up my version of SSBB right now and it's pretty darn hot, but that's been moving data for about 20 minutes, nothing you'll see in a game.) The only other thing I can say is that it's a lot bigger than I expected. xD Otherwise it's epic. :U

    If you have AIM/MSN you can PM it to me and we can talk there some more.
     
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    You rule! I bought a BlacX for that same reason but it does not work with my Wii. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153071

    Glad to see that this does. I just made the plunge and bought it, I mean hell for $26, why not? It's cheaper than my BlacX, which I will be returning lol.

    Awesome awesome awesome. Can't wait!

    Thanks a lot.

    I don't actually have AIM/MSN. I use Xfire for all chatting. If you could toss me some more updates, that'd be great. I have to wait a while because I picked the free shipping option.
     
  8. CHUNKYBOWSER

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    I sent you a friend request on Xfire, assuming you have the same name there as you do here. [​IMG]
     
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    You hacker you! How did you guess?

    Accepted as a friend. I had to work late yesterday, so it was just a quick add.

    How is the bad boy performing?
     
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    Good, I backed up my whole Wii game collection to it. Get on Xfire whenever you can. [​IMG]