Prevent external harddrive from going to sleep?

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  1. Kaydoe
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    My harddrive sometimes in the middle of booting a game or saving just goes to sleep?
    the light stops blinking and becomes a constant green(blinks when it reads / writes) but the harddrive keeps spinning? It's powered by an AC adapter aswell

    This is the message that shows up on my screen:
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    In the System Settings go to "Data Management". Once there do not click on the on-screen buttons but instead hold down on the GamePad's D-Pad and the "+" and "-" buttons for a couple of seconds. A hidden option will show up and you can disable or re-enable the Sleep Mode on the connected HDD
     
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    it happenede with me 2, even with using a Y cable and disabling it in the menu. I used a powered case and it fixed it for me.
     
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    I did that and no success. I can boot every game just fine BUT as soon as ANY damn game tries to create a save file I get that error..

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    I have a 1TB seagate external harddrive that has it's own AC adapter and 1 USB cable that goes into the wii U. I don't think that's the issue
     
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    then you should disable the sleep function in the wii u menu
     
  6. Kaydoe
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    Like I said I have already tried this with no success :/
     
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    yeah saw it 2 late sorry. Some drives have an internal sleep function i read somewhere so maybe yours has that
     
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    That HDD might have an internal sleep function. Try another drive.
     
  9. Kaydoe
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    I think you might be right but still it doesn't make sense that I can play and load any game without an issue but as soon as ANY game tries to create a save file it "disconnects".
     
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    @Kaydoe i think i have the exact same problem (but from my experience i tried staying offline and didn't get an error so far not sure how this makes sense)
     
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    Offline? I haven't tried going online to be honest! My problem is not that it's that every time ANY game tries to create a save file my harddrive goes into sleep mode and everything crashes.
     
  12. kumikochan

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    well for some reason my hdd did it with a couple of games after a while and with some it didn't for some reason.
     
  13. Kaydoe
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    And this is exactly why I am looking to buy a new external harddrive lol. No but honestly it's a good investment and a 2TB external harddrive doesn't cost more than 60-80$ nowadays and
    that's nothing compared to that you can install 200+ games on it!
     
  14. kumikochan

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    yeah HDD's don't cost that much anymore compared to many years ago.
     
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    I would say most seagates and western digital as long as it's not the green western digitals. I would go for a 3.5 western digital blue or black since you already have a case. So that would be perfect