Western Digital Elements 500GB only 69.99, Wii compatible?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Calavera88, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Calavera88
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    Calavera88 Newbie

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    Newegg has Western Digital Elements 500GB drives for only 69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-466-_-Product


    Does anybody know if it is compatible with the WII? I see on the compatibility list it has a "WD Elements 500GB (WD5000E035)" marked as fully compatible. This however is a WDBAAU5000EBK-NESN. I would think it would be compatible, but I thought I'd ask here first to see if anybody has used this drive with the WII or knows if it works before I drop $70 for it. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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    jip have 16 clients using 'em

    all are happy with em
     
  3. Calavera88
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    Thanks a lot capt.fruitcake, I was almost about to buy a "Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB" for $74.00. Glad to hear the WD drive works, more GBs for less $. Can't complain there!

    Maybe somebody should add it to the Wii USB Devices Compatibility List so people will know. Thanks again for the info.
     
  4. afnuke

    afnuke GBAtemp Regular

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    we need someone that can edit the compatibility list, I have a couple drives that work great and were not on the list, but to edit the list you have to know what you are doing....its not very user friendly. I suspect thats why more drives arent on there and its not up to date.
     
  5. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

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    Maybe someone with time could make a list on gbatemp? Someone who won't abandon it.
     
  6. geegee

    geegee GBAtemp Regular

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    I have the 1tb version; it was $59.99 on black Friday. I have it formatted to FAT and it works great for USB loaders and homebrew. Also it automatically turns on/off with the Wii which is nice.