Really Cheap 500GB Hard Drive for Wii Backup Loaders

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  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.
     


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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.
     
  3. Plainscript

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    Nice deal.. But too bad it's US only. :(
     
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    Yeah I'm kicking myself now for buying the exact same drive less than a month ago for $55.
     
  5. worm28

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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.