USB Loader - HDD Compatibility

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  1. deadrabbit
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    Could people take a second to note what HDD's they are using and whether or not they are successful? Size and make would be nice too!

    Im not having any joy with my Sumvision enclosure (120gb IDE HDD installed) - although it is powered by dual USB which I think is the problem, has anyone else got a similar one working, or are the working ones pen drives and mains powered?

    I did get my pen drive working fine - 16gb Easydisk (ebuyer)

    UPDATE:

    Update the compatibity wiki if possible - http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/USB...patibility_List

    Most people are having joy with external western digital drives.

    The highest reported working partition is currently 512gb.

    Dual usb powered drives have some success with only one of the usbs connected.
     


  2. purechaos996

    purechaos996 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah Im going to buy another external I have a 500GB but thats for my PC and it has important stuff on it but can anyone tell me if this driveHDD will work? thanks
     
  3. deadrabbit
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    People appear to be having joy with 500GB Western Digital external drives...
     
  4. jpref

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    it appears that all WD drives have been working... anyone want to confirm ?
     
  5. Tgrokz

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    hm, i hope that USB powered external HDDs work, seeing as i have no more empty outlets in my room.
     
  6. Rfire

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    SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2.0GB Pen drive -- USB Loader freezes when trying to format

    Kingston Data Traveler 2.0GB -- Formats OK, games install OK, games boot OK
     
  7. dinofan01

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    Theres a wiki for this. Post yours additions there. I'll try to find it.

    Edit:
    Found it. Its the USB compatibility list.
     
  8. desh_thiere

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    Has anyone had any luck getting it to work with a 2.5 inch USB powered drive? The one I am particularly interested in buying is one of the Seagate Freeagent Go 320 gigs. Anyone know if 2.5 inch USB powered pocket drives will function or do I need an external power supply drive.

    Thanks!
     
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  10. kongsnutz

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    Seagate 80gb Hdd using a cheap ass casing powered by mains........working great [​IMG]
     
  11. bolex17

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    Sony 2GB USB Flash Drive - Unable to initialize error.
     
  12. 9th_Sage

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    I have a drive like that and it works just fine. It isn't the same drive as you mention, but it doesn't run off of any external power.
     
  13. desh_thiere

    desh_thiere GBAtemp Regular

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    Cool, I am going to pick up a 320 gig USB drive today and see how it goes, fingers crossed it works as being able to change games without getting up from the couch is like every nerd's dream [​IMG]
     
  14. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    what about 640 gb?
     
  15. anonymous_cactus

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    If it works out for you, would you mind posting here and/or PMing the exact model you bought? I'd like to have a drive that I *KNOW* will work, and can do so without an extra power cord. Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  16. desh_thiere

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    I will let you know as soon as I have a result, which will probably be in around 3-4 hours when my wife gets home with the drive in tow [​IMG] I am risking it not working because I still need a portable drive anyway so it will be no biggie for me if it does not work.
     
  17. kongsnutz

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    But don't you not have CIOS installed?? this will not work without it
     
  18. anonymous_cactus

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    a new wii is being shipped to me with 3.1u installed, i bought it 2 hours ago... [​IMG]

    I'm sure i'll send you a PM, Kong, in the next 2-3 days just to make sure 100% I have the entire process down correctly from start to finish... since you are very knowledgeable... and i promise that will be the last time I bother you LOL -- the other difference is I will not be installing a hardware mod this time around.

    Not sure what I'm going to do with my old wiikey/4.0 wii w.o cios, yet. Before anything I want to make sure my new one is working 100% how I want.
     
  19. desh_thiere

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    I have cIOS rev8 installed, will be whacking on rev9 as soon as I get home from work.
     
  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    western digital 640gb external hard drive: DOESN'T WORK

    it will format it but when you tell it to install a game it never works. i'm taking it back tomorrow.

    fw 4.0 with rev9