USB 2.0 HDD with power doesn't get enough power :s

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  1. darky2003
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    Sometimes the game closes and my wiiu shows the message that the external drive won't get enough power. (my son goes crazy when that happens :lol: )
    But i'm already using a external hdd with power , would the USB Y cable fix the problem?
    Because i've already heard the Y cable is only for HDD without external power.

    Plz someone help :unsure:
     
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I been using a Y-cable, no issues so far. I wouldn't know about maybe external power source like a AC adapter unit but i can say for sure. Been using a WD 1TB HDD with usb3.0 y cable and no issue not once. :)

    Just remember to plug it directly into the two ports on the system.
     
  3. pedro702

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    wierd your hdd that has its own power supply stops working randomly, well an y cable will always give more power but maybe your hdd is jsut dying and sometimes it stops working sudently and has nothing to do with the wiiu?
     
  4. darky2003
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    yeah i don't get it either, maby its because i'm using usb 2.0 Drive?
     
  5. pedro702

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    all wiiu usb ports are 2.0 so no.

    try getting a y cable and see if that works somehow.
     
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    will try and let you guys know ,
    Thx for helping :bow:
     
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