My Wii has homebrew installed and I have tried to install USB loader 1.5 and checked out external drives. I looked on ebuyer forum and saw that 3 people had bought and successfully used a Western Digital Elements Mybook 500gb external drive. So bought this and ran it through the PC to create a raw partition. Downloaded WBFS manager 3.01 and formatted the drive. Loaded a few game ISO's onto I have and plugged it into the Wii. It does not seem to recognise there is a USB drive in it. I then had a further read and thought it might be my CIOS as when I first soft modded it I installed rev 7. so I downloaded and installed Cios 36 rev 13. Still no joy so I got my 4gb usb pen, formatted it to Fat32 and then formatted with WBFS Manager and plugged that into the Wii usb prt but still wont recognise it. The Wii will still not read it. Prior to all this I added USB loader GX as a channel. Can anyone guide me on what I do next? On the USB loader 1.5 it says error -1 but that seems to relate to it cannot see anything. Should I have uninstalled Cios rev 7 first as I thought it would simply overwrite it? Any help appreciated guys to a complete newbie to Wii's. EDIT apologies if I have offended anyone with the way it is worded, hopefully this amend is better.