Quick question about HDDs

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Red Ire Lap, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Red Ire Lap
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    Red Ire Lap Advanced Member

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    Do I need some sort of special cable (like an eSATA to USB) plugged from the HDD to the Wii for it to run games/movies optimally? Is that even possible? Would a straight USB to USB connection work just fine without any noticable slowdowns? Am I somehow over thinking this a little?
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    usb to usb works fine
     
  3. Red Ire Lap
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    Okay, given that, would an eSATA to USB work even better?

    EDITS: Stupid keyboard with stupid keys.
     
  4. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    No, because you're not removing any steps - you're still connecting the drive to some sort of enclosure or adapter via SATA and then to the Wii via USB. eSATA/USB adapters aren't any faster than HDD enclosures.

    You can use either, but there's no performance improvement.
     
  5. Red Ire Lap
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    Excellent, thanks for the info. Lock up the thread i guess.