What external hard rive should i get

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Gulsh, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Gulsh
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  2. mikefor20

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    I assume you are talking about a Wii not a WiiU. I can't speak for the WiiU but on the Wii I recommend the Western Digital My Book. I have the 1TB model. Format it to FAT32 using the tool from ModMii. This drive is compatible with everything. I run USB loaders, UNEEK, triiforce, RawkSD, all emulators, homebrew and wii-linux with no issues. With Western Digital HDDs there is a tool to turn off spin-down,you'll need to do that first.


    I don't know about that one in the link. Its a newer version of the series. I have setup at least 20 Wii's and it seems the more bells and whistles the HDD has the more issues.

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Essential-Desktop-External/dp/B002JMYCTC <-mine

    My HDD is USB 2.0 but Wii won't support 3.0 anyway. Save some money. I don't really see a need for more than a terabyte unless you are doing something extreme.
     
  3. Gulsh
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    Yeah its the Wii i am able to settle with any 2tb hard rive from the source store only place in town i can really get them and the spindown i did research would that really be the only problem if so that's no big deal so would the 2 tb one i listed work?
     
  4. mikefor20

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    It SHOULD work. Wii HDD support is bad. You could try it. I know the one I pointed out is good. WD has good track record IMHO.

    2TB HD is too big for a few things last I checked (UNEEK mainly) Maybe that was fixed
     
  5. GerbilSoft

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    Most compatibility issues with HDDs on Wii and Wii U aren't caused by the drive itself, but by the USB bridge in the drive case.

    I have a Hitachi 500 GB HDD in a Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A USB enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182140 and it works perfectly. The enclosure should work with any hard drive without a problem.
     
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