Hardware Wii u doesn't recognize HDD

Kris_CL

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My wii u isn't recognizing my hdd, tried both back ports. this is the hard drive i used on my wii so it isn't broken, it also connects to my pc correctly, idk what i'm doing wrong
 

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So your not using a y cable then?
Is it a powered usb connector though as the wii u will not power your hdd through the usb port. It must be plugged into a power socket.
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This is what a usb powered hdd looks like? i don't see any way to plug it into a socket
 
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