Wii U -> vWii doesnt detect my HDD [2,5 - 5volt]

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Der_Blockbuster, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Der_Blockbuster
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    Why is that. Usb 2.0 should give enough power :teach:.
    On the pc it works like butter :hateit:
     
  2. iAqua

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    Try the other usb port
     
  3. DarkJediRey

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    You still need to use a y-cable. One end plugs to the drive, the other ends plugs into two usb ports on the wiiu. The split cable uses one port for 5v power, the other for data transfer
     
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  4. Der_Blockbuster
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    @DarkJediRey So i take 1 in the upper to be detected by USB Loader and the other one in the lower usb port?
     
  5. pedro702

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    wiiu was made with an handicapted power supply from usb ports, all hdds without its own power supply need an y cable.
     
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    Y-cables are cheap. aliexpress or amazon has a selection. If you're feeling adventurous you could also make your own patch style cable.
     
  7. Kohmei

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    USB2.0 spec is 500mA and most 2.5 HDDs are in the 700-800 range. You need a y-cable
     
  8. DarkJediRey

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    Yep, or use an hdd enclosure that uses a power adapter. And you may want to use Ustealth on your pc first to hide the drive, if you want to get rid of the nagging format notification. Btw, don't let the wiiu format!!
     
  9. Der_Blockbuster
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    Thank's guys, i bought a Y adapter and now it works!
    I "approuchiate?" your help!


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