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What do I purchase to backup games?

I want to backup my games to an external HDD but I heard the Wii U USB ports give insufficient power to the HDD, in which you need a USB Y plug, that I cannot find. If you have an external HDD attached, where did you get it and what are you using to power it? I'm hoping everything I need can be found on Amazon but I'm not sure what to search for. Thank you!
 

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You can also just buy an external hard drive with a separate power plug, or get a USB 3 hub that can deliver enough power to your external drive, or even buy an external SSD that pulls less than 500mA.

Personally I went with the USB hub so I could use 2 external drives (one for vWii, one for Wii U), the Wii U GC adapter, and LAN adapter, all at the same time while also having some more ports to power various other things for my TV, like my amp for my speakers, a Bluetooth sender for my headphones, and an HDMI switcher. Everything works like a charm without any performance degradation.
 
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You can also just buy an external hard drive with a separate power plug, or get a USB 3 hub that can deliver enough power to your external drive, or even buy an external SSD that pulls less than 500mA.

Personally I went with the USB hub so I could use 2 external drives (one for vWii, one for Wii U), the Wii U GC adapter, and LAN adapter, all at the same time while also having some more ports to power various other things for my TV, like my amp for my speakers, a Bluetooth sender for my headphones, and an HDMI switcher. Everything works like a charm without any performance degradation.
If you don't mind me asking which USB hub did you buy?
 

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If you don't mind me asking which USB hub did you buy?
I just got a powered one from Aukey, but really any powered USB 3 hub will work, check the listing for how much power per port you get and what the max is, then get one with as many ports as you need or want. As long as they connect to a USB-A plug any USB hub will work and perform basically identically to any other on the market.
 
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