Wii wont recognize USB Drive

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Jan 16, 2010

Wii wont recognize USB Drive by zyz101z at 9:39 PM (9,249 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. zyz101z
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    Newcomer zyz101z Newbie

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    I have a 250 gig 2.5 in Iomega USB drive. WBFS manager and my other WBFS tools recognize the drive fine. I am able to add games ect. However the wii will not see the drive. I have a seagate 250 gb drive that works fine in the wii. I have tried the following:

    1. Reformating the drive to WBFS again
    2. Refomatting the drive to Fat32 again then back to WBFS
    3. Delete all other patitions on the drive and making it a flat partition.
    4. Making the partition active
    5. Different usb cables (even tho the same cable works fine with the pc and my seagate on the wii)

    Any suggestions? I am really stuck!

    Dave
     
  2. DMzda

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    Have you tried formatting it as FAT-32 and using it that way? Both CFGLoader and USBLoaderGX support this. You must have a folder called "wbfs" and you can put your games in there using Wii Game Manager. Also see THIS for a device compatability list.
     
  3. Armadillo

    Member Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Tried a different cios? I've got a iomega 250GB and it only works with 222. Using 249 the wii can see it, write to it, but can't launch games from it. 222 works perfectly with it though. I don't put much faith in that compatibility list, my drive is on there and apparently works perfect right out the box, no mention of it not working with 249.
     
  4. zyz101z
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    Newcomer zyz101z Newbie

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    I haven't tried that. Can USBLoaderGX or CFG generate the channel wad's? I currently use Loadstructor. It is easier for my kids to load the games that using something like Neogamma or Coverfloader. I haven't tried CFG or GX yet tho.
     
  5. sideskroll

    Member sideskroll GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread (if it's still "alive") But I'm having a similar problem.
    I had a wbfs fomatted mactor portable basics (fully compatible) working perfectly with all my games. Yesterday I decided to reformat the drive as fat32(32KB if it makes any difference) Cause I thought It would be good to have the extra space available for whatever I could need and seeing as the fat32 support is fully developed by now (I had WBFS since this whole softmod thing started...)
    Anyways, long story short it took me FOREVER to backup the games to my hdd, reformat the external drive and then move the backed up games from my hdd to my external AGAIN just to find out my wii doesn't recognize it!!!... The external is the same, the games are the same. Everythings the same.
    I'm using the latest revs of everything (at least what modmii downloads for me...) and CFG loader.
    Apps stored in the usb drive are not recognized either...
    What could be wrong and can you think of something to fix it? (Please don't tell me to reformat my drive again cause I think I'd rather kick myself in the nuts than going through that again...)
    Thanks in advance.
     

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