Wii U USB Drive Help!!

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Drew That Gamer, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Drew That Gamer
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    I have a hard drive with a Y cable, but my hard drive keeps disconnecting on random. I even turned off sleep mode in the Wii U settings, but it still doesn't work. Does anyone know how to fix this?
     


  2. geishroy

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    Does it make sounds? Is it clicking?
     
  3. Drew That Gamer
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    Well, when my hard drive is being read, it has a blinking light. For some reason, the light stops blinking and it gives me an error message.
     
  4. geishroy

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    Can you link the hard drive?
     
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    Did it come with a Y connection? I have a similar WD drive but it did not come with Y connector. Also have you tried switching the ports? plugging it in in the back of the console instead of the front.
     
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    I use a Y cable. I have tried connecting it to different ports, still disconnects.
     
  8. geishroy

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    Does it make a clicking sound? Are you able to format it when you start the WII U?
     
  9. Drew That Gamer
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    It makes a beeping sound? I can't format it since it disconnects before it can finish.
     
  10. geishroy

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    can you format to fat32 on your PC? then try to plug it in again to wii u.
     
  11. Drew That Gamer
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    Yes, I just formatted it.
     
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    If it's only disconnecting while using WUPInstaller, try using this version. My drive kept disconnecting around 3GB installed, but this version fixed that.
     
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    No, it disconnects while downloading stuff from eShop, or if I'm just sitting on the Home Menu.
     
  16. Drew That Gamer
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    Anybody else know how I could solve this?
     
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    I am also looking for a solution
     
  18. SnAQ

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    I've had this problem for ages, and no solution.

    One thing I tried is putting one of the cables from the Y-cable into a phonecharger, and the other in the Wii U...
    Sometimes it works for ages, other times it keeps disconnecting just when I finally beat that super annoying mega hard boss..

    I usually end up copying the game I want to play to my internal memory (I have the deluxe version)

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  19. Hking0036

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    Do you mean the wii u's sleep mode?

    Try turning off hard drive spindown. In data management hold down on the d-pad and hold + and - and then turn it off.
     
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  20. DarkIrata

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    Looks like it needs more power. Try a Phone charger for one of the other ends (mostly which looks not directly connected) or, i know it sounds dumb, a USB 3.0 Active Hub instead of the Phone Charger, since USB 3.0 has more power.
     
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