usb back up

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by gashead, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. gashead
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    gashead Newbie

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    Hi,
    ive got usb launcher on and working with a pen drive to test and all ok
    i have 2 spare 3.5 inch drives and a 2.5 from a lap top, if i put these in a usb 2 housing/caddy will the wii usb power it ok(2.5 drive) or should i go for the 3.5 housing that had its onw power supply??

    thanks
    gashead
     
  2. KiiNG

    KiiNG GBAtemp Regular

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    Personally, I'd go with the one with its own power supply. BUS powered drives have a tendency to run hotter than self-powered drives. If you're anything like me, and the Wii stays on often -- you can see why.

    Just a warning, though -- the Wii can be anal about drives in enclosures.

    Edit: Additionally, it could just be me, but my flash drives have a tendency to remain idle after doing certain things on the Wii (i.e.. some Homebrew apps) which become unreadable to USB Loaders until I fully reboot. My AC powered externals don't have this problem.
     
  3. gashead
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    gashead Newbie

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    Thanks King, all points noted, will defo go for the AC powered one,

    thankyou
     
  4. Arendo

    Arendo GBAtemp Regular

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    I have my old laptop HDD in a nice box, works like a charm... but I don't have it on 24/7 [​IMG]