need help picking a protable hard drive

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  1. Lokote2134
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    so i want to use the Brazilian way to play wii u games off a portable hard drive thats around 1tb which do you guys recommend i get so it will work with wii u
     


  2. Alex4U

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    I know all hard drives works on Wii U, but i don't know if really need Y-Cable
     
  3. Tomato Hentai

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    I use a Western Digital My Passport for external storage on my laptop, they're pretty cheap and pretty fast too. I have a 2TB one, but I'd imagine the 1TB one is just as good in terms of speed and stuff. I've never used one with a Wii U, though, since I don't yet own a Wii U.
     
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    does a Western Digital My Passport need a y cable? because i dont want to use that
     
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    I'm not sure about that.
     
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    i have a 128 gb sandisk usb will that work? also do i need to install rednand if i want to play these games online?
     
  7. Irastris

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    A USB stick will work fine. I've been using a 64GB PNY Attache USB and I haven't noticed any longer load times compared to internal memory.

    And no, you do not need rednand if you want to play online. All you need to do is install your games with the Brazilian method.
     
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    Just install games and you will be fine.
    Don't install other things, like systitles.
    And i already installed 5 games and im still playing online, no ban currently.
     
  9. belisleian

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    Yes you need one.
    That is what I'm using and some games start asking me for the Y cable so I bought one on amazon

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    This is the Y cable

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00P0C4M5M?vs=1

    Never had an error after that
     
  10. Daggot

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    If you don't want a personal HDD that needs a y splitter then you'll have to use a self powered drive which requires you to have it plugged into an outlet. It's overall more reliable in terms of power but that can be a pain for some, Also it's cheaper to buy an HDD and then buy the enclosure to make it portable rather then buying a portable HDD from the get go.
     
  11. OfficialFBomb

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    Also don't copy your system saves or anything from the eshop to the hdd or flash drive, it can corrupt and delete stuff from the drive meaning you'll loose everything
     
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    I'm not sure if anyone has measured the speed differences in loading times, but you also want a HDD that's 7200rpm, not a 5200rpm drive. The 5200rpm usually use less power, but are slower, and with my experiences with them in PCs they usually fail quicker too :(
     
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    You can simply use a portable ssd too if you want, even though the speeds will still be USB 2.0, it will not need a Y cable. . There are some cheap Monster drives, or something a bit more reliable like SanDisk or Kingston.. I currently use a 128gb flash drive , 8 don't plan to fill it full of games, 1 or 2 until I complete them, then load 1 or 2 new games. .

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    Samsung T3 Portable SSD 240gb for 99 via Amazon, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner so all media will be cheaper then.
     
  14. owek1

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    im just using a 250GB Toshiba hdd that i got from my old 2010 macbook pro and put inside a Kingston enclosure then add Y-cable and that's it..speed is same as internal memory on WiiU for me..
     
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    I had to use a y cable with my PNY 240gb ssd.
     
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    Good to know that an SSD does not need a Y-cable.
    But I for one think that an SSD via USB2 on a WiiU is an absolute overkill.

    I prefer using a normal USB2.0/3.0 external drive.
    But in this case you definitly need a Y-cable OR a external power supply unit for it.
     
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    Toshiba 1Tb 2,5 portable disk needs Y cable, for sure, but it's almost nothing the cable, and works like a charm after that.
     
  18. OfficialFBomb

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    I didn't with a Monster drive, but maybe different brands will act different..

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    I prefer not to use an SSD either since its overkill but since there so cheap now, ill be getting one for it..
    Seems some SSD drives, still need a Y cable, at least PNY does. Monster drives do not, and most Samsung drives do not.
     
  19. Wiiunator

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    wd elements 1tb works out of the box with no y cable or power supply.
     
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