What do you guys use for maximum storage on your modded Wii U?

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  1. Arecaidian Fox

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    I've got a 1TB external HDD hooked up to mine. Yeah, it's probably overkill, but when we get to the point where we can easily have everything for Wii U and vWii on one drive, I'll be happy for it.
     
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    Steve Gibson is a very good sales man. Some people think that spinrite is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_oil, at least for modern drives if not for all of time.

    https://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/steve-gibson-is-a-fraud/
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!original/comp.dcom.xdsl/Vm2xVSu6prk/jpfCIyPj7poJ

    There are some buggy SSD that really do fail if they aren't refreshed and spinrite can do that, but I believe they all got firmware updates eventually.
     
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  3. wolfmankurd

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    I honestly don't see why anyone would bother with a flash drive or SSD given it's over USB2.0 and they both take undue wear from frequent writes (auto save) and cost more per GB.
     
  4. Arecaidian Fox

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    Because a max of 32GB of storage sucks? And because the load times for Loadiine suck?
     
  5. wolfmankurd

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    I should have been more explicit clearly, I use a HDD. (One I took out of a laptop).

    A 320GB HDD is about £20 will be faster than a flashdisk over all (data streams in game), comparable in speed to a SSD and probably marginally more reliable for a fraction of the cost.
     
  6. Arecaidian Fox

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    Actually, I owe you an apology. I read "HDD" and not "SSD" like you'd actually written =/
     
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    I just use a 64GB USB for it. Honestly there aren't many games for the console that I wanted, and I have a 128GB SD card in the console for other things I can have too. Most of the games I have enjoyed on the console I have purchased discs for
     
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    I use 8GB Pendrive.
    I keep my games on NAND, and after i'm done with them, i simply delete them.
     
  9. BlackZero500

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    I just cannot understand this play and delete thing. Do you never want to play a game again? If you Do you would have to install it again. Seems so inconvenient and impractical. Especially when hdd's are as cheap as they are. I mean ok, maybe you just dont have the money, i could understand that. But you dont Sound like thats the reason.
     
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    HDDs are indeed cheap, i have my 1TB HDD lying around with my personal stuff and i just don't want to sacrifice this HDD and most of my important files to just have more space in Wii U.
    If i complete game 100%, i don't find a need to keep it on my Wii U, so i just dump my save with Saviine and move onto a next game. Inconvenient as it sounds, but you might understand that i don't play on my Wii U often. Most of the time, i'm either playing on-the-go [On my phone] or on my PC.

    So really, i don't need a unknown amount of games to make me happy, if I liked a game, i will keep it. Other games can be deleted because i want space for something else.
    Sorry for that big wall of text but i guess, i got carried away.
     
  11. BlackZero500

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    Hmm. You got some points there. I delete games i didnt like enough to replay it. But i keep all other ones.

    Playing on Phone... *noise of screaminggamer soul*
     
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  12. astrangeone

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    I found my 320 gb ide drive from a while ago and I just hooked it up. Now I have Half-Genie Hero and Bayonetta on there.
     
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    Honestly, either a cheap USB enclosure with cheap 128GB+ SSD, or nano USB stick of 128GB+ is what I recommend. I'm using a 128GB microSD card in a nano-sized reader, and it's just amazing. Harddrives just have too many problems associated with them for Wii U usage.
     
  14. BlackZero500

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    A ssd? In a USB emclosure? To use on USB 2.0? Are you nuts?

    After you turned off the energy save feature of the hdd there are no Problems at all.
     
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  15. Madalone

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    i have two 2Tb HDDs. One for WiiU and one for vWii. The vWii one has pretty much every NES/SNES/Gamecube/SEGA/Arcade/Wii game ever released. my eleven year-old self is very happy about that seeing as we were very broke when i was a kid so i'm making up for it now. the WiiU one is just over at half capacity after installing every game I find mildly interesting.. currently mostly playing BotW and a PC space fighter sim (Freespace 2 with mods) but that latter is off-topic, sorry.

    back on-topic: the only "issue" is having to change HDD every time i want to play with the vWii part of the console but that is hardly an issue tbh..

    i could consolidate the collection by using loadiine and that modded Mocha but spent already too much time downloading and installing games the WUP way so i don't think i'll ever bother with that. this setup is good enough. might look into it when the WiiU HDD dies though..
     
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    You can use Ustealth on the vwii hdd to hide it from wii u. Then you can have both plugged in.
     
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    This is the one I use, except mines 320GB. Plenty of space for all the games I care to play and most all VC games that are on wiiu Helper
     
  18. Madalone

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    hmmmm that's an idea but i only have one sata to usb adapter.. :D
     
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  19. rickwj324

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    So you can have both drives plugged in at the same time? My vWii drive has Ustealth on it, but I didn't realize I could plug in 2 drives at the same time (one for vWii and one for Wii-U). That's good news!! I have a docking station plugged into my Wii-U and just popped in whichever drive I needed at the time but I'd much rather have them both plugged in simultaneously.

    Thanks!
     
  20. BlackZero500

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    Yeah, i have It like that. On vwii the homebrews are mostly compatible with uszealth so they detect the hidden drive.
     
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