Which External Hard Drive Problem?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Wizerzak, Mar 3, 2011.

Mar 3, 2011
  1. Wizerzak
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    I need an external hard drive for my Wii to play backups and a some Homebrew (mostly backups though). I will also occasionally use it to play music and 1 or 2 movies (just for the novelty of it) but only very rarely.
    I have done a search on 7dayshop.com for hard drives and now have a problem.


    So, I found this Seagate Expansion 250GB Mobile Portable Hard Disk Drive for £36.99 which I worked out should probably be enough. (see spoiler) On The USB Devices Compatibility List it is not tested with homebrew (although not many are) - will it still work?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    After that I then saw this Intenso Memory Station - 2.5" 500GB External Hard Disk Drive for £44.99 . This is twice the size of the original for £8 more! (I feel I am walking into some marketing trap.) Although, this one is not listed on the compatibility list, anyone have any reports about it?


    So i guess my questions are:

    Which one should i get?
    Do i need the extra 250GB?
    Will the 500GB one work?
    Does the 320GB work with homebrew?
    Does anyone know of any better deals than these on another website? (Preferably UK site).

    Thanks,
    Wizzerzak
     
  2. Lacius

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    It almost certainly will.
     
  3. snap_0714

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    it would be advisable to get the bigger drive. it should work. if not just replace the enclosure. but it should work fine.
     
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    Here's a 1TB Buffalo drive don't think it's in the compat list but It's the one I use, so I know it works.
     
  5. Wizerzak
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    wow that's very cheap - i think i'll get get as it's the same price but twice the size!
    Thanks.
     

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