vWii HDD spindown

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  1. oji
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    Hello, I've a weird problem arisen a while ago. When I turn on my Wii U the USB HDD (Ustealthed) attached to it is spinning down after a couple of minutes while it's setting are set to never do it. This never happened before, disk also isn't stopping if I connect it only after a vWii mode is started. On my old Wii & PC it's also keep spinning "forever". This problem cause a hang on a boot of any USB Loader (CFG, GX, WiiFlow) so if I want to play Wii games on my Wii U & have to attach HDD only in a vWii mode.


    I believe it's concerned to a one of a Wii U's firmware updates as I've no changed any other settings. Does anyone have ideas how to fix it?
     
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    Does the HDD have its own power supply?
     
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    No it doesn't. It's WD My Passport 2Tb drive. It's have had a single USB 3.0 cable but I've replaced it with an Y-type. As I said before the problem only happens if I plug in my HDD in a Wii U mode. If it's in a vWii already & I attach my drive so there are no problems at all.

    My current firmware is 5.3.2E, btw.
     
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    If I am understanding you correctly, you are trying to use the same HDD for Wii U and vWii mode? I don't think you can do that.
     
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    No, you've read it wrong. I've the USB HDD formatted for a FAT32 system & UStealthed to get rid of a nag screen. My problem is that this HDD is spinning down if connected before the Wii U is turned on (in a Wii U mode). But it's (HDD) settings are set to disable spindown at all. And this is so if I connect this HDD to my PC, to already turned on Wii U in a vWii mode & to a original Wii (not U). This problem hasn't been happened for me before, seems like this setting is overridden in a Wii U mode for now, after a firmware update or something else.
     
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    I am sure someone will be along with more experience soon. Make sure that HDD is backed up, it could be failing.
     
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    Thanks for advice, I've restested it's surface as well, it's in a great condition, same is for the S.M.A.R.T. params.