usb loaders not reading hdd but reads usb flash drives

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is the problem the wii, hdd or computer settings

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  1. bluedragon700
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    I have had my wii hacked for quite a while now/3 years. I used to play on my hdd with an enclosure on it but that broke so started playing on some spare usbs i have, later on i bought myself another hdd enclosure using the same hard drive but for some reason CFG and Usb loader gx dont read it, wiiflow happens to read it but games wont boot, gives black screen, and my wad manager, pimp my wii gives me an error when i try to install wads, can not mount usb mass storage device, ERROR! (ret = -2), something like that. tried both fat32 format and wbfs, i have the latest d2x ios 56 and 57, please help
     
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    Tenzen the problem is the hdd not mounting to the wii i suppose
     
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    i will try your other solution though
     
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    it is a unbranded ebay ide 3.5" enclosure, probably wont be there, the drive is western digital not sure which model.
     
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    maybe you can open the case up and have a look at the specifics.. you just need to unscrew the outer screws, leave the drive mounted to the board inside, and just read the top sticker
     
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    i didnt understand what you mean, please explain again!
     
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    Your problem is
    I've used a few different WD External drive but they were all brand WD drives, using WD IDE --> USB drivers in their converter boards.
    The compatibility list has a section for using enclosures, usb enclosures , when using an enclosure it is the brand of enclosure and NOT the brand of drive you use that makes a difference.

    edit to add...
    your poll is flawed because because you didn't know the answer to your question....
    next time just ask the question.
     
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    how come wiiflow reads it though?
     
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    i get this error when i load all my sd card contents into the hdd and select usb on the homebrew channel P1010870.JPG
     
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    Are you sure the HDD is still working properly? It might have broken along with the old enclosure. It could seemingly work fine but then when you try to use it a bit, it hiccups and shits brix.
     
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    yes, i did a full testing on the hdd, seemed fine!
     
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    It has to do with the chip in the USB converter, if you look at that list not all the branded ones work either WD, Seagate, and a few other had some drives that failed also.

    I had a 16GB PNY USB drive that would work but any SanDisk Cruzer I've ever tried was fine...

    If you got ModMii and used it build the d2x v10beta52 cIOS it may work. It is a beta version but:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Because Wiiflow has all the titles stored in the cache, which is on the SD card.
    So to speed things up, it gets all the information from the SD card and only attempts to initialize the USB device when booting a game or manually reloading the cache, at which point it gives you a black screen because like many others have told you, your USB drive is not compatible.
    Always check the compatibility chart first ( already pointed out ) and get a new one.
     
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    please check above is that enclosure good?
     
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    DaMan4169 DOES IT MATTER WHAT JUMPER SETTING THE DRIVE IS ON?