Hi guys, sorry to bump an old topic but I would just like to note that my Wii has ate 2 of my usb sticks now. Both Sandisk Ultra Fit 64GB. (Simular to Cruzer) It's blowing the chip.
First time it was ate; plug the usb into the laptop and it would show F:/ Drive but with no media. Then it stopped showing that all together. Windows is unable to communicate with this usb device. or something like that (Dead)
Yesterday I exchanged it at the shop and asked them why/if its a common problem. They replied not common, perhaps it was defected.
Put it in the Wii last night with games from Wii Backup Manager, working fine. Tried again this morning... not initialising USB HDD... Plug into the computer and same thing. But atleast this time its recognising the drive but showing it as 0KB and when plugged in, acts like a floppy drive when clicked (Insert drive into F:/). Never mind.... as I was writing this it has just popped up like the first one did... "USB Device not recognised - The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognise it."
Time to take it back and get my money back.