As I post this question I am reading the stickies at the top to get a better handle on usb loaders. Just wanted to make sure I am going in the right direction in what I am trying to accomplish. I would like to run the Wii games I own off a newly purchased portable hard drive.I currently have the following items/setup: - A 3 year old Wii w/ Ver.4.1U (updated to this version then stopped updatting) -The Homebrew Channel v.1.0.6 installed using bannerbomb a while back.On a side noted loaded up HBC today (it's been a few months) and it asked if I wanted to update to v1.0.8...would it be wise to update before or after getting a usb loader working? - Western Digital My Passport essential 320gb USB HD ($47 + tax @ Target..reviews said it sucks but what the hell) I was looking at either Configurable USB Loader or WiiFlow...don't care if it's pretty or not as long as it works well/high compatibility/don't need an engineering degree to figure out. I started reading some guides but most are dated 2009 but imagine things change fast. Also some guides have the order of operations to install a usb loader then HBC so not sure if I screwed myself by installing HBC months back. Any help would be appreciated.