Wii Not Reading Hard Drive

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  1. Jack_Sparrow
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    I have an NTFS 1TB Seagate hard drive. I wanted to use this as kind of a USB to load homebrew and stuff from from the HBC. But it seems the Wii isn't picking it up.. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    Is it a portable Hardrive? What port is it In?
     
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    Try FAT32. Some stuff might have NTFS support, but everything supports FAT32, and usually even if it supports both it supports FAT32 better.
     
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    I tried both ports.
    If i format a TB won't that take forever?
     
  5. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    Is it a passport/Portable hardrive though?
     
  6. Jack_Sparrow
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    Yes
     
  7. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    If I remember correctly the Wii / Wii U on its own doesn't have enough power to power one of those hardrives.

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    You can always try getting one of these cables and plugin one into the wii and the other into the wall using a USB wall adapter.
     
  8. Jack_Sparrow
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    You think i should still format as FAT32?
     
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    depends:
    If it's just Wii Games, use NTFS
    If Wii/GC, use FAT32
    If Wii Games + Homebrew, use NTFS.
     
  10. Jack_Sparrow
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    So all i need is a powered USB hub??
     
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    that'd work.
     
  12. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    The main issue is that your hardrive doesn't have enough power
     
  13. Jack_Sparrow
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    Ok i'll just buy a powered hub
     
  14. ElyosOfTheAbyss

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    Does it plug into the wall for power?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Then it should work.
     
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    I have a USB 240GB SSD I wanna dedicate to my Wii. I just hope the USB 2.0 cable will power it alright. It's got 3.0 support, but won't be used.
     
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    Buy a cheap powered USB hub, they're all the same when you bring it down to functionality.