Wii U Custom Hardware Mod (vWii)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by TeamScriptKiddies, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. TeamScriptKiddies
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    Okay, so basically the gist of this is that I had two dead phat xbox 360's. I scavenged the hdd out of one of them (which is just an internal notebook hdd, under that funky looking shell) to use on my Wii U, unfortunately I don't own a USB enclosure (sad I know lol). What I did have was an old x360usbpro which is used to flashing 360 disc drives. Sadly, this device only has one SATA connection on it, which is strictly for data. So using this device, I could technically connect the hdd to my Wii U via usb, but there was no power going to the hdd. So I ended up taking an old usb cable and an old power sata cable and splicing and then soldering them together to make a usb to sata power cable for this project (I'm a college student, so I'm a very broke individual, didn't want to spend money on a USB enclosure lol). I was then able to get it up and running on both of my pc's and my Wii U. I originally started this mini project in hopes of using it with Trinux, but the current release of Trinux doesn't play well with my drive and I also managed to kill my 8gb sd card I was using for Trinux ><. For more info (including pics) on the custom cable I built start here: http://gbatemp.net/threads/vwii-tri-core-linux.351024/page-24

    I digress, so anyways, I continued with this project anyways. I ended up mounting the hdd inside of one of the 360 cases using electrical tape LIKE A BOSS. I then fed all the appropriate usb cables out through the front and back of the case.

    So of course, only having the x360usbpro and the notebook hdd inside, it left this case looking pretty empty. So I ended up throwing my external hdd with all my Wii backups on it, inside the case as well XD. Again it was "securely mounted" using electrical tape XD. USB cables fed through the back.

    I'm attaching a couple of photos of the hdd's "mounted" inside the case for the lolz
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    I've also included a youtube video of this thing in action:

     
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    Cool :)

    While a generic sata to usb converter, with external power cost like 15 $ :D that's exactly what I use for my wiiu :P
     
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    Sorry, but I don't get the point of it all...
     
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    Yes, it's quite pointless and ugly. A freaking WD 1tb passport costs $54. This guy is just bored out of his mind.
     
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    Well he had free hdds guys.... Now he could have just bought an enclosure, but this works just as good if not better. And it was free.
     
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    uhm the thread title... I dunno, it's not very accurate
    you didn't mod anything on your wiiu, you just build yourself a cable for your external hdd and stored it inside a 360 shell... if anything, then this is a 360 hdd storage cage mod ... or something like that XD
    but just seeing how you "securely" "mounted" those hdds inside your 360 case made me giggle, good job XD
    *thumbs up*
     
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    I am suggesting this to hackaday's "fail of the week". This is bad.
     
  8. TeamScriptKiddies
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    I did this for 3 reasons:

    1. I'm broke
    2. For the lolz
    3. Sheer Boredom
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    If you couldn't tell that this was meant to be funny, by the fact that I "securely mounted" the two hdds with electrical tape, then I think your sense of humor is broken XD.

    While this is far from being practical, it suits my needs at the moment. Just thought i'd share if for a few laughs lol.
     
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    Oh. I'm sorry. My previous experience with humor is that it's supposed to make me laugh, not sad. :P

    We all get that "I'm too fucking broke to do it the right way" type outlook, but most of us just keep our shamefulness to ourselves.
     
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    Its all in good fun :-P. Apparently you've never seen the slew on lonline communities dedicated to pointless mods like this one. Some people find this kind of thing humorous.just google "pointoess mods "for example If you don't get this type of humor that's fine, but for those who appreciate that kind of stuff, I decided to share this.
     
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    LOL I was expecting an internal Wii U mod...
    Oh well, this works too... if my 360 ever dies I know what to do. :)
     
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    Ya I probably should've specified that in the title XD

     
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    This is as useful as vWii Linux without smp support.
     
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    LOL, but at least with Trinux, we're actually making progress XD

     
  15. Ray Lewis

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    True and your focus on this is appreciated. However, you are washing the seats and cleaning the dashboard of a car that has one tire. ;-) SMP is critically important, imperative, or the rest is very limited.
     
  16. TeamScriptKiddies
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    YesS we know, but we're doing this one step at a time

     
  17. OncleJulien

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    is this hardware hack region-free, or does it require a specific voltage?
     
  18. TeamScriptKiddies
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    It shouldn't matter, nothing inside the console is tweaked at all. Its an external mod ;).
     
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    This still might impress a friend when you brough your HDD at his house and he sees an XBOX 360 :D
     
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    Dude, development is important, but life is too. Take a break, use this time to focus on a new job. Then with better resources you can continue your efforts and achieve better results.