Trouble formatting external HD

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by nijs5, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. nijs5
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    I have a 1TB drive I am trying to use for on the WiiU but I get stuck at the checking drive phase when formatting. The drive was originally internal drive but its hooked up to a sata to usb 3.0 adapter which includes a power cord that plugs in. (just some background info not sure if this is the problem.) I searched around and couldn't find an answer.

    I read elsewhere that the wiiu only supports usb 2.0 (although I thought it would be backward compatible) Have other people got usb 3.0 working fine?

    I've also tried unblocking updates and seeing if the wiiu needed a connection to the nintendo network to format the drive but that did not make a difference.

    The wiiu also doesnt notice the drive on boot so I have to attempt this through the settings.

    I tried formatting the drive to exFAT and NTFS before hand and neither worked.

    Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Jhnsn

    Jhnsn *Flat is Justice*

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    The drive is incompatible. Like mine. If you want to load games from USB you need another compatible drive.
     
  3. nijs5
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    That's a shame. OK thanks!
     
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    ...Or a large enough USB stick, or a nano USB microSD reader.
     
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  5. Irastris

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    One final measure you could take is to buy a Y splitter and power the drive using two USB ports instead of one USB port and external power.

    Using a Y splitter worked perfectly for my 700GB internal HDD inside of a Sabrent SATA to USB 3.0 enclosure. Your results may very, though.
     
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  6. zeldaism

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    If your looking for a new HDD I recommend you get either a Western Digital, Seagate, or a SanDisk HDD. And like Irastris said try a y cable.
     
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