What is the most recommended 1TB USB HDD for USB Loaders?

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  1. Sairou
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    As the topic title suggests, what is the most recommended 1TB USB HDD for USB Loaders? Would it be Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital, etc?

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    To add to that, anybody try the 1.5TB Seagate USB HDD?
     
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    I'm not sure if partitions bigger than 500GB are feasible for wbfs. How do you intend to partition this drive? Also, why do you need so much space?
     
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    I have a Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential edition for USB Loading, and it works like a charm.
    I have a 350GB WBFS partition and the rest is for movies/series.
    Works great, the best 1TB harddrive around.
     
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    are you having any spindown issues?
     
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    I intend to make a 250gb partition in it. The rest I'd like for personal use such as anime and old games and whatnot. [​IMG]
     
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    thread bumpage.
     
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    one more shameless bump.
     
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    last bump!
     
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    i also have a Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential edition for USB Loading works great 500 for wii 500 for movies [​IMG]
     
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    lol, I've seen WD 1TB at Wal-Mart for 120.00 bucks I'm going to get one soon!!!!

    How do I partition it.?
     
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    1TB WD Mybook here, too. No problems. It will spindown occasionally if you leave a game paused forever, but it spins back up with no problem EVERY time. The biggest issue you should ever see is a stutter of about 2 seconds when it spins back up (which is quite rare unless you often pause and take off for a while).

    My drive is split into 3 partitions: 400GB for FAT32, for playing media through MPlayer-CE, my dvd player w/ a front USB port etc, 400GB for WBFS (which is PLENTY.... I've got 60 games installed and have barely dented it), and 200GB NTFS for my files over 4GB.

    MPlayer-CE is a little buggy with it (freezes occasionally), but I think that has a lot more to do with MPlayer than the drive.

    If you're looking for a smaller drive that doesn't require another outlet (ie: powered by USB), my brother has a 320GB WD Passport that's awesome, too. Best part is it comes in white/silver and perfectly matches the Wii... and there's a forwarder that uses an image of that particular drive, so everything looks nice and professional.
     

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