The 3DS section has a running thread for total noob questions ... this area should have one too. Just sayin'. Anyway, total noob questions --- 1) apparently you can't have your Wii U 'backups' on the same hard drive as the Wii&GCN backups, correct?? But what I don't see an answer to ... can you have them both hooked up to the console at the same time, or do you have to physically swap them? 2) Some harddrives for the Wii U need to be connected using a "Y" usb cable, some don't?? How do you know? Can someone throw me a link to the exact kind of cable involved? 3) The Gamecube controller adapter uses two of the Wii U's usb ports, and a "Y" cable for Wii U backups would use two more (that accounts for all 4), so is it possible to somehow have the GC controller adapter, a hdd for Wii U games, and a hdd for Wii/GCN games all connected at the same time? Or are you forced to do a lot of hooking up & unhooking of USB cables? Sorry for the ignorance. I bought my daughter a Wii U but I'm not futzing with it, so I don't know much of anything to do with Wii U hacks. I'm thinking about finding a used one for myself. Answers to these questions would help me decide if its this, or 2-3 bottles of 12yr old single malt.