Questions on Brand/Size of HDD

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  1. XaViaR
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    Hello,

    I realize that there are lots of threads on brands of HDD that will work with the Wii and USB Loader GX. From reading those treads (mostly "Wii USB Devices Compatibility List"), I *think* I have narrowed the HDD down to a 320G HDD. Any thoughts...?

    Also, what is the ratio to 1 Wii game to x Gigs? I know it will very, but how many games "should" I expect to get on a 320G HDD? Thanks for your help!!


    TOSHIBA HDDR320E03X 320GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822149076

    SimpleTech Signature Mini FS-U25/320H 320GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822100050
     
  2. tj_cool

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    Many people here have Seagate or WD drives. Have no Idea about those.

    If all games are max size (not counting Brawl), they are 4.7Gb. So you could fit around 68 games on the drive. But most games are way smaller so you can fit many more games on the drive [​IMG]
     
  3. Det1re

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    The average game landing on HDD is about 2.3 GB.

    The Toshiba drive should work for my experiences.
     
  4. XaViaR
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    Thank you for your responses and help!
     
  5. illinialex24

    illinialex24 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yep, some games like Wii Sports and Wii Play are under .5 gigs, some, like Metroid Prime 3 are above 4 gigs, while some like MKWii are right around 2.5 gigs.
     
  6. jabmaster2

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    I have an iomega ego 1tb ( they make em
    in 320gb also). It has been perfect I've had no spin down or freezes. It also run very quiet and stays very cool. I'd reccomend it to anybody.
     
  7. DGenerateKane

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    I've been using an old WD 200 GB IDE drive in an enclosure but ran out of room so I just ordered a sata enclosure to put my 750 GB seagate in.
     
  8. longtom1

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    i have a 20gb maxtor ide drive in enclosure for my test wii and a 150gb maxtor sata drive on a cheap usb adapter from china on my main wii
     
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    I have a 1TB lacie on my wii now,i think its a maxtor inside,could also be a samsung.

    Most hdd's works great tough as long as you don't use the original usb loader,i use Configurable USB Loader,works whit al the hdd's i have.(lacie 1 TB,freecom 500gb,cruser 4gb)
     
  10. XaViaR
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    Well...I just bought a WD My Passport 250Gb HD. So far so good!! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, thats actually the exact make and model I was gonna buy. Tell me how it works please [​IMG]
     
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    nobody does if you have at least rev13a it was fixed. the 1 i have is wd mypassport 320gb never 1 problem with it. just plug it in and away it goes.
     
  13. XaViaR
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    Walmart has them on sale for $60. That's pretty cheap! I'm using the latest USB Loader GX r707 (I think) with cIOS r14. With very little problems. However, I ran into two issues. When backing up Tiger Woods 2010 and The Conduit to disk, the install process will freeze at ~78%. Other games are working fine. These two games work when playing via NeoGamma r7...dunno what the issue is. I need to read more...other than that, the HD is working well! [​IMG]
     
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    Thats not true.Rev13a didnt fix spindown completely.

    I have a 100gb maxtor drive inside a generic external enclosure.I've tested it with cios 10,12,both 13's and 14.
    It goes to sleep with all of them.

    Rev13 was the best though.I could play the longest with it before freezing would occcur and the freezing was random with it where with all the other cios revisions it would freeze in the exact same spot in the game 9 out of 10 times.

    I finally just gave up on the drive all together.When a new cios comes out i will test it again but its no biggie to me it was just a spare drive i had around i was seeing if i could get it to work so i could sell it to a friend to use with his wii.
     
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    it worked for me ssbb used to freeze at the intro now it doesnt
     
  16. tomazzzi

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    Every drive i used just worked.

    Toshiba, fujitsu, IBM laptop IDE/sata drives

    Maxtor, seagate, western digital desktop IDE & sata drives from 40 to 500 GB

    For me the most important thing is the enclosure !!