Okay, so now that my Wii is ready to go (as far as installing all the hacks), the next thing for me to get is a USB hard drive. While I know there are many advantages, there are some things that make me hesitate. - Should the HDD require extra power via AC adapter or should it just use a USB cable? - Will having it constantly load Wii/GCN backups and homebrew exacerbate the rate at which an HDD experiences wear and tear? - How will I know if the HDD will even work with the Wii, especially if all models are not supported? I don't want to spend $50-$100 on a hard drive that won't work. I've seen many reviews where people said they had Dead On Arrival hard drives. - If I use FAT32 for games, will I have to create another partition for GX emulators and ROMs that I run via the HBC? (i.e FAT32 for Wii/GCN ISO images and an NTFS partition for homebrew)? - I just don't want to get gypped when buying one. I've seen these on newegg and amazon, but I'm still doing research/comparing. Any feedback is greatly appreciated A) 500GB Western Digital USB 2.0 HDD: http://tinyurl.com/3tz6xvz B) 1.5TB Western Digital USB 2.0 HDD: http://tinyurl.com/3zkamma C) 320GB Western Digital USB 2.0 HDD: http://tinyurl.com/3zc9bg4 Just to list a few. I have my reasons for choosing WDD brand hard drives over Seagate or Toshiba.