Should I get a Y cable for a portable hard drive on my wii?

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  1. neim81094
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    neim81094 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey Guys,

    I have a Wii U and I use a Y cable to load a portable external hard drive on the vWii to load backups. It works flawlessly. Now I also have a Wii, should I just use the regular wire that the hard drive came with to load backups? I do not want to have to get a seperate Y cable if the Wii can handle the hard drive with a standard USB Cable.

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    A regular USB cable should do the job
     
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    I would just like one more confirmation on this, simply because my USB Hard Drive was destroyed last time, and I just don't want to take the chance (I ordered a Y cable just in case)
     
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    wyndcrosser GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    it's based on the hard drive itself, my maxtor requires the y-cable, my seagate just requires the basic single port cable.
     
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    It's better safe then sorry, a Y cable doesn't have any negative effects besides limiting USB Ports, I can manage :D. Thanks for the feedback guys! I appreciate it.
     
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    agreed