USB Hard Drive seems to randomly "unmount"

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Thomasaur, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Thomasaur

    Thomasaur Newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    United States
    I have ben working on this for weeks to no avail.
    I have tried multiple loaders, installing all sorts of different cIOS's and the like and have even tried different file formats on my external (WBFS, FAT, and NTFS)
    All the drives I have tried this on have given me the same problem.
    This is what goes down:
    Everything seems to be fine. My games load up, and I can play for about 5 minutes.
    Suddenly, when it needs to load anything from the IOS, it just hangs like it is loading but can't find anything.
    I unplug the drive, plug it back in, and it loads just fine.
    The problem is, this happens at shorter and shorter intervals until it just refuses to load (I also think it killed one of my drives)

    I am at a loss and have NO idea what could be causing this. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

    Apr 6, 2009
    United States
    Los Angeles
    your drive is spinning down/sleeping...the manufacturer should have software to turn that feature off.