What HDD Do YOU Recommend??!!

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  1. Nerdii
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    What HDD Do YOU Recommend??!!


    I'm looking for a good, cheap 320GB HDD for my Wii.

    Thanks in advance! =)
     
  2. User423

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    I would recommend the "Seagate FreeAgent Go 320GB".
    I own that and it works great. It is 2,5" and is powered by Wii (no power supply needed)
    You can disable spindown with bundled Software or use cIOSrev13 (spindown fixed).

    I think here begins another "flame war" between the "Western Digital My Passport Essentials" and the "Seagate FreeAgent Go". (Do you want a small 2,5"?)

    greets, User423
     
  3. hdhacker

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    I agree. The Seagate drives can be configured to not go to sleep, they are slightly smaller than the WD, and they have a 5 year warranty. Only downside is the cable they give you. If you have problems, I suggest swapping it out for a high quality one.

    I believe the Seagate FreeAgent Go drive are on sale at Staples right now.
     
  4. Jaz808

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    My Western Digital 250 gig Elements works very well, it also 2.5 and one usb lead
    WD 2.5 Elements come in 250g, 320g, 400g & 500g
     
  5. Satangel

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    Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1TB.
    Works with USB Loader and Geexbox.
    Perfect drive.
     
  6. FireFreek

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    Store-It Colors! 160GB is what I use. Works fine with USB loader, haven't tried Mplayer or Geexbox. And it's a really generic brand HDD, so it's cheap.
     
  7. deanq4

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    Look here and see what the compatibility ratings are. Then decide. I went with a Transcend 320GB StoreJet 2.5 Mobile and it seems to work for me. Was $81 at Amazon.com too.
     
  8. WiiPower

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    And i thought the HDD does not matter. Maybe only for spindown issues, but in that case there has to be software from the HDD manufacturer to disable that. Compatibity is determined by the enclosure.
     
  9. hdhacker

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    Unfortunately, no. Western Digital does not offer anything from their official website to turn off the spindown on their internal drives. However, some people have had success using sdparm, including myself.
     
  10. YONKE

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    i have a seagate pro agent 320gb and it works as a charm....
     
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  12. Nerdii
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    Thanks everyone! Also, I live in AUS, so could anyone tell me the prices in AUD?
     
  13. JDMEVOIXMR

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    how much memory do i need for backups?
     
  14. keropi

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    I can confirm that the WESTERN DIGITAL WDMES3200TE PASSPORT ESSENTIAL 320GB hdd works perfect, no "sleep" features detected
     
  15. Drag0nflamez

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    Depends on how much games you play. Also, when you've completed a game (or when you hate it), you can remove it from your HDD. I say: 320 GB is enough, since most WBFS Managers also scrub the isoz
     
  16. Logan

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    I have a Seagate external 500GB. Its not a Freeagent though. But Tesco and PC World (online) sell it for a mere £50 at the moment, and it works a treat [​IMG]
     
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