The Best USB Hard Drive

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  1. Slyakin
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    Okay, I have decided to go and start USB loading my Wii games. (Sorry if this is in the wrong section, by the way) and I was just wondering what hard drives you guys use. I could use the help!
     
  2. cobleman

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  3. Guild McCommunist

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    I use a 250GB WD My Passport and it works fine. Ever game has worked perfectly, it's small, easily portable, and rather sturdy. The installation disc for the shitty software fucked up my computer though [​IMG]
     
  4. syko5150

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    i have 2 500GB WD My Passport Essentials and never had any problems with them
     
  5. Slyakin
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    Interesting... I find that the 250 GB Passport is pretty sexy, and 250 gigs for 50 dollars isn't too bad...
     
  6. Windaga

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    I use Iomega's 3457 1TB external hard drive. It's externally powered, and with partitions set up properly, you'll be able to run both PS2 and Wii back ups off of it. Everything that I've used it for runs flawlessly - it's quiet, small, and fast. It cost me about $84 off of Tiger Direct.
     
  7. clegion

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    ps2 backup? you mean you alternate it between wii and PS2?
     
  8. Windaga

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    As long as you set up partitions, you can use the same USB hard drive for your Wii, PS2, and your computer (and anything else that you can use an external hard drive for.) You just need to set up the proper partitions.

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    So yes. I am able to disconnect my USB from my Wii and connect it into my PS2 (given that the Wii and the PS2 are off) and launch PS2 back ups.
     
  9. cobleman

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    Cool i have only been useing a 40gb for the same thing are you useing the new pS2loader?
     
  10. Fishaman P

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    Comes in several sizes, from Portable 350GB (or smaller?) and External 1TB drives. Portable ones work great with USB Loaders, especially for n00bs. No auto-sleep or anything bad.
     
  11. Yuan

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    A FAT32 partition works for most at least (ps3, wii and pc). The only problem is the filesize limitation (4gb per file).
     
  12. OrGoN3

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    I am using a 2.5" WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB drive. Plugged into the right USB port (looking from the backside). I decided to use FAT32 over NTFS (read) so that I can use the drive with HBC, and with other emus (SnesGX). Be sure to remove the stupid SES shit (the "hardware encryption" that comes with the drives). It gets in the way at times, and shouldn't be on there in the first place.

    While the max filesize on a FAT32 partition is 4GB, I chose to use wbfs files with a 2GB split, for increased compatibility. (FAT32 also has a max partition size of 2TB, but that isn't a problem yet since there are no HDDs that are more than 2TB).
     
  13. Windaga

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    Cobleman: Latest edition of openloader. It's the only one that seems to correctly identify the multiple partitions I've made specifically for my PS2. But yeah.

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    I've allocated 120GB of the 1024GB for my Wii (WBFS)