1. deshayzilla

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    On ebay today I saw this. It's the exact same hard drive I use and it works great on my Wii and Wii U.
    It's only going for $34.99 and has free shipping. Added bonus, it's from the NewEgg ebay store. Looks like they're trying to get rid of their older USB 2.0 hard drives. This is a great deal for anyone looking for a reliable Hard Drive for their Wii.
     
  2. Sicklyboy

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    Shit I'd buy that just to have another 2.5" drive to throw in my server, but I don't really have $35 to spare right now. That's a great price though.
     
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    Nice deal.. But too bad it's US only. :(
     
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  4. deshayzilla

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    Yeah I'm kicking myself now for buying the exact same drive less than a month ago for $55.
     
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    Does it work with dios mios ?
     
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    i can get a 1.5tb for like $90
     
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    I looked on the site, they have one for $7 500GB
    free shipping to
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

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    At that price though you gotta worry what's wrong with the thing.
     
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    Not necessarily, it might just be stolen. I took a closer look at my HDD I got for my Wii, and when I went to register it it turned out it was a stolen unit. (Not that I cared, I got the drive at the perfect price)
     
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    I payed over $100 for my 500GB in 2009.
     
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    Be cautious on what HDD brand you buy; some brands are absolutely horrible. This includes Toshiba.
     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    Actually I heard that's no longer the case as they acquired some other HDD manufacturer brand. Don't remember the details though.
    Just stay away from Seagate and you're good.
     
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    I've had/read about a bad experience with product Y from company X. I will complain about <Y> forever, even though it's inevitable for product <Y> to fail at least in a few cases, no matter which vendor produced it.
     
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    Some HDDs are more prone to failure than others. Seagates aren't that great.
     
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    That's true. But seagate has ridiculously high failure rates. It's the worst manufacturer you could possibly go with.
    I haven't actually had problems with them myself, but then again I haven't had a lot of experience with them, and I probably never will since I care about preserving my data.
     
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    Every HDD manufacturer has ridiculously high failure rates.
     
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    WD MyPassport has USB speed issues despite its USB 3.0 ;O;
     
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    HDDs are very fragile, sometimes I even wonder how they work at all. If it's a USB 3.0 HDD you probably purchased it not too long ago - make sure to use your warranty in order to get a replacement :)
     
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    I've owned Western Digital and Toshiba HDDs. After about a year the Toshiba hasn't crapped out on me.

    I've had two WD external HDDs have their connectors break, which made it nearly impossible to extract my data from them.
     
  20. The Real Jdbye

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    Ridiculously high compared to what? You need a comparison point.
    Regardless Seagate's is much higher than all of them. There was a test done on this but I can't seem to find the link now.
    Edit: However this only seems to apply to their 3.5" drives as they are made by a different department.
     
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