So What Hard Drive Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Quietlyawesome94, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Quietlyawesome94
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    So I recently soft modded my Red Wii with Letterbomb and have been using a pathetic 8GB Thumb Drive for my USB Loaders.
    I recently earned $50 for some yardwork I did so i thought I would blow it on a HDD for my Wii. This is the one I've had my eye on.

    [​IMG]

    Seagate FreeAgent Go

    I think thats the one I am going to go with. But hey, I am curious to see what you guys are using! What HDD are you using? Are you pleased with it? Is it affordable? (Less than $50)


    P.S I am aware that the one I linked to has a sleeping issue that can be resolved with a software update.
     


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    All the SeaGates I've ever owned have been crap!
    They all died, hopefully nothing mortally important was ever lost. For my Wii I chose A WD My Passport 500 GB
     
  3. Quietlyawesome94
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    Ok, thanks for the heads up. [​IMG] Not sure if I can find a Western Digital for under $60 though... I'd also like it to be red to match my Wii. [​IMG]
     
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    Here this one is 320GB WD for $47.00 with free shipping(: http://www.meritline.com/western-digital-m...---p-47907.aspx
     
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    Yeah I've already made sure any HDD I looked at twice was compatible. I looked at the link the previous poster linked to and they appear to only sell refurbished products. Not sure if I want to go that route...
     
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    I didn't really mind. Mine works great and I got it from there.
     
  8. chop

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    I've been using this Buffalo drive, not as expensive ad WD better better quality than Seagate. just above you price range though $60 for a 1TB Drive
     
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    I have the same exact Seagate. Has been going well for over a year. Plus, all Seagates have a one year warranty.

    That's list is horribly out of date.
     
  10. Slyakin

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    I use a Western something. 50+GB, but I haven't used it in a while.
     
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    Dreamland.
    8 gig sandisk usb.

    I really don't play much on my wii.
     
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    Thanks Chop and Dangy [​IMG] I'll take a look at both of those. I'm awfully tempted to pick that red Seagate one up.

    But I think I'll wait and see if their are anymore complaints about it first.

    Wow. That Buffalo one looks sleek! 1TB is overkill for a wii though... So I think I'll take a look and see if they have some smaller ones first.

    Edit 2, I'm thinking about picking this one up also... Any thoughts?
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    http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-M...0796&sr=1-7
     
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    I use a 1TB Verbatim. It's an external, not a portable, so it needs a power supply, and it's not sleek and small, but I've never had a problem with it. I also share the same drive with my 360.
     
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    i think seagate is better choice

    i use Seagate GoFlex 1.5TB
     
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    I've used these as well to mod a mate Wii, they're tiny and great and work, I know that 1TB is overkill, but for the extra 10 bucks, hell why not.
     
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    Thanks! I think i'll pick up the 1TB and make 2 partitions for it. 500GB For Wii stuff and 500 GB for other Random stuff I want to save from my computer.
     
  18. Ace Overclocked

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    i use a samsung m2 portable 750 GB, it's s more tan 50 bucks though, it was 69 euro in a special offer in a mediaworld for me.
    but it's very small, fingerprint and scratch protected and awesome (works with all kinds of usb types,1.0[not sure it even exists though]1.1,2.0 and 3.0
     
  19. Ace Overclocked

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    just make a wbfs folder and use wii backup manager, it's better this way
     
  20. tigris

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    Old Laptop Hard Drive with 2 quid enclosure.