Well, I'm currently considering buying a HDD for my Wii so that I can use it for loading games. I'm also planning on trying to use it for usage with WiiMC basically; plonking a copy of my itunes stuff on it (possibly making a decent manual backup of it in effect) & also any other stuff like that (various AVIs & DVDripped stuff) The main focus is for loading the games anyway, so that's priority. I've got probably just over 30 Retail games, so guessing most are 4gb most I'd need (rounding in typical HDD sizes) at least a 120gb for those. Though I do have a heck a lot of Backups with possibly some more of future games (though not sure how many that'd be released what with Wii U on the way, but I'd say under 10 more at most, taking into account me catching up with games) [I'll try count up the games at some point] Also, any suggestions for specific HDDs? I live in the UK BTW, so many US (or otherwise) sites won't sell direct (or without some delivery charge I imagine) I'm trying to keep it within the £30 mark, but £40 at most (depending on size/value for money). Ideally, one that doesn't require a power supply! I do have a 500gb external already (to compensate for my ageing laptop's 80gb), but to have to move that about (& having to give it a power supply) is probably too much hassle (especially with partitioning)- right? A few things I want to be sure of beforehand: How is the best way to rip the games? (I've seen a few which have it as part of the loader, but not as part of CFG loader) Can I rip from Retail Games & Backups? As I have a heck of a lot of both, this is quite a deciding point for me. CFG loader is probably best to use as a USB loader generally, yeh? Channel forwarders to specific games possible? If so, with which loaders do they work? How difficult are they to setup? (Also, they take much space of Wii Internal Memory?) Will I have to setup the coverart/boxart myself? Or does it do it for me? (hopefully; does it for me! ) Do games take long to load? (I've not seen it to be that they do, but a rough estimate of how long games take to boot would be appreciated) Any chance of GC games working through some kind of USB loader? (Doesn't have to be the same USB loader - I don't mind!) Is there as good a support for loading games as NeoGamma (or otherwise)? (Admittedly, NeoGamma can load from USB too, which is useful incase CFG doesn't) Partitioning a Hard drive isn't too difficult? (I'll have a look on YT for some tutorials too) With Partitions; if I want to put some itunes' movie/music stuff on the HDD, will I have to put it in a seperate partition? Or can I just put it anywhere within the same partition (assuming not interfering by putting in folders of actual games)? Does WiiMC play nice with HDDs used for USB Game loading too? Also, (although a smidge off topic) can WiiMC boot the rip of a DVD? (The actual ISO of a DVD) Just a thought as I'm likely to ripping more & more DVDs for iTunes & other stuff anyway. (Have to rip to it's ISO anyway, may make a second use of it this way) Any advice is appreciated, I'm sure a lot of you know more of this better than I do. Thanks!