Western Digital Hard Drives

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Dec 24, 2009
  1. Admiral_Ackbar6
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    Hey guys,
    I recently bought a Wii, and was interested in modding, so I decided to try to use one of my old western digital hard drives (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=101&lang=en) to rip some of my games onto. I shrunk my 250 gig NTFS partition and added a small WBFS partition. I installed a forwarder for configurable USB loader, out it on an SD card, and then ripped about 5 of my games (WIi Sport, NSMB Wii, Galaxy, No More Heroes). Everything worked fine, I was able to rip and play games no problem.

    I decided that I wanted to buy a new hard drive to just store games and homebrew on, and one without a power adapter so its easy to take around (I made a little side attachment to clip onto my Wii). However, no matter what I do, I cant seem to get this new drive, a 320 Western Digital Elements portable (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=303&lang=en) to work. I used a 28 gig Fat 32 partition as my primary to store homebrew and other wads on, with the rest being a WBFS partition. The loader see the partition, but I cannot rip games to it. I get a "error! (ret = -2)" whenever I try to install game. I then tried to copy the files from one drive to another using WBFS manager 3.0 It completed successfully, and I can see the images of the games when I start the loader, but whenever I try to play them, I just get a black screen and have to hold down my Wii powewr button.

    Any hints? The old external still works fine, the new one doesnt with the exact same configuration.

    Thanks.
     
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    did you check the compatability list ?

    maybe its just not compatable.

    actually , I just checked the list and the drive you mentioned is listed as working.
     
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    A bit off topic but i work a computer store and the cheapest hard drives we have are western digital, there are tons of problems with them and even more complaints about them

    if i was you i would try get my money back
     
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    i got two WD my books 1TB for the WiiFlow ,,, they are fill up.. they work fine for me ...
     
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    The question is, how is your Wii modded?

    I had the best success with all types of USB hard drives, when I run from Hermes cIOS 222 v4.

    I recommend using 222 with your USB Loader and see if that does the trick.

    Jake
     
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    Are ALL your partitions PRIMARY?
     
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    Maybe you should try for a refund...check your warranty too.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I usually use WDC or Seagate drives, and this one was listed as compatible and on sale, so I grabbed it.

    I used the simplistic guide (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=171901) to first update and then bannerbomb to softmod. Then I installed and updated to the newest version of Configurable USB loader using WAD manager and the built in updater.

    As far as drive format, I have tried primary fat32, extended WBFS, primary fat32 and primary WBFS, and only primary WBFS. Its odd since I can see all the games and such when I copy them from the old drive, but they just freeze even if the settings are identical between the old working drive and the new non working drive.

    I have also tried running Congiurable USB loader from both the FAT partition or a SD card, both have the same result.

    I guess I will go ahead and try to exchange the drive for a new one of the same kind (they were on sale for fairly cheap) and hopefully that will fix the issue.

    Thanks.
     

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