WD 250GB on vWii?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by iRawriLaugh, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. iRawriLaugh
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    iRawriLaugh GBAtemp Regular

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    I can't seem to get it to load! Do i need the Y-Cable? Has this happen with anyone else?

    Edit: It's a WD Passport!
     
  2. xBASSxMONSTAx

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    Yo bruv, u need da y cable init fam.
     
  3. NathanPeterson

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    Yes you need a Y-Cable. Listen to the drive to hear if the disks are spinning to tell if it's actually on or not. I had to switch to a Y cable for it to work.
     
  4. iRawriLaugh
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    It spins but then it stops, and yeah im gonna have to get one, but how do i plug that cable in?
     
  5. driverdis

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    the same way you plug the current one in, except for a Y cable has 2 USB (type A) connectors, so you plug both into the Wii to give the drive enough power. one connector is for data/power and the other is for extra power.
    because the Wii U has 4 USB ports, you can plug the power only one into the front and data in the back so 1 USB port is free in back for other USB devices like the lan adapter.
     
  6. airline38

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    See this picture below. (the upper USB port is USB0 which
    is different from the old Wii)
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  7. driverdis

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    i had a major Fail that warrants a Facepalm that it was so bad. and this was it. I spent several days installing and reinstalling the cIOS using multiple versions of the Installer and trying ALT vs NON ALT then i just set all games to use 251 (base58) and gave up. today, i heard about top port being 0 so i plugged my drive in. sure enough, base56 and 57 recognize it now. (249 and 250)
     
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