Wii+ HDD 500 gig USB-Powered?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Modulok81, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Modulok81
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    Hello,

    in the past I played my games via NeoGamma from DVD.

    Now I want to buy a HDD to play the games comfortable from HDD.

    Therefore I got some questions:

    1. Does the Wii work with this HDD:

    http://www.amazon.de/Western-Digital-WDBAB...M70XNZ00SQP03F6

    I would prefer this One because it is USB Powered. Are there any known problems considering the usage of an USB-powered HDD with the Wii?

    2. Is it possible to launch the Games via NeoGamma from HDD in the ISO Format or do I have to change them with the Backup Manager?

    3. Is it possible to launch Gamecube Isos too?

    4. Shoud I format the HDD with Fat32 or NTFS?

    Since I would like to use the HDD also for other purposes I would prefer the NTFS format. Are there any known problems with this.

    Thanx for your answers and sorry for my bad english....
     
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  3. Modulok81
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    Thanx for the answer. Interesting link that I did not see before.

    But some question are not answered in this topic.

    I am still missing the answers to:

    1. Does the Wii work with this HDD:

    http://www.amazon.de/Western-Digital-WDBAB...M70XNZ00SQP03F6

    I would prefer this One because it is USB Powered. Are there any known problems considering the usage of an USB-powered HDD with the Wii?

    Thanx....
     
  4. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    Yes its 100% compatible. 5400rpm and usb powered is better for wii.
     
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  6. RNorthex

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    i've never seen incompatible HDD or KB for that matter for the wii
    even my wireless stuff work
     
  7. smokin1337

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    I have a 750GB WD Passport and it works fine. Just be sure to disable smartware. Once that is done split it up in partitions using easeus make one partition unformatted for WBFS(games) Make a small one fat32 for HBC Apps and the rest NTFS for storage and what not. That worked for me just fine using USB Loader GX.
     
  8. PsyBlade

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    wbfs partitions are useless and loose data regularly
    do yourself a favor and dont do it
     
  9. guinness

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    Agreed. Most of us ditched WBFS partitions long ago. I use a 1TB drive with 2 partitions. A small 10GB NTFS for those rare occasions that I need to store any files larger than 4GB. The other 900 and something GB is FAT32 for storing all my games, music, films, photos and homebrew.

    I do agree with smokin1337 on using easeus partition manager though.
     
  10. smokin1337

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    Sorry i'm new to the scene, i just discovered all the stuff a Wii can do. I tried fat32 but the games i have are all like 4.37 gb and will not load to the HDD. I would prefer not to use the wbfs manager so how do you resize the games or am i missing something ?
     
  11. guinness

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    Use Wii Backup Manager. Convert the .iso files to .wbfs files in a folder named WBFS on your FAT32 drive. This will remove the update partition etc, making many files much smaller, and will also split files larger than 4GB.
     
  12. zizer

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    and you can also use ntfs but the game still converts to wbfs