Would this External HDD work on my Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by JN_big3, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    Hi Guys, I was going to buy a Delkin External HDD 320 GB and I was wondering if it is compatible with the Wii. I searched the compatibility list but I couldn't find it. It looks like this
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    I forgot
    If no one else has an answer, I would say buy one on the compatibility list if you're solely going for Wii compatibility. That way you know it works and you won't have wasted money/won't have to return one you thought worked.
  3. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
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    Western Digital is very reliable (more so than Toshiba and Seagate in my experience), I'd go with them.
  4. andreimoto

    andreimoto Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    in my experience, the compability issues related to the HDD spin (rpm)
    ive been use internal HDD with USB adapter, sometimes wii detect it, sometimes not.
    so i use stabilizer and it has no problem anymore.

    be sure what inside that casing. (maybe toshiba, WD, seagate, etc)

    i agreed that WD (mypassport) is #1 for our wii
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    i've been using a mypassport since loader v1 never once have i had spindown issues
  6. obcd

    obcd GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 5, 2011
    The new WD my passport drives that are usb 3.0 compatible don't work very well on the wii.
    They don't work very well under linux either, and windows xp keeps insisting for the install of a special driver.

    And you can't remove the drive to install it in another enclosure. The usb interface is integrated in the drive electronics.

    So, maybe the older ones were fine, but I shouldn't recommend them anymore.

    On the other hand, a western digital 2.5 inch portable pc drive in a low cost usb enclosure works fine.
  7. Aijelsop

    Aijelsop Question Asker

    Sep 11, 2010
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  8. Sylar1

    Sylar1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2009
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    Probably because the Topic Creator said that he checked the list and couldn't find his HDD >.>
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  9. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    Just like I said, I've already checked the Compatibility list but I couldn't find the External HDD so that's why I posted this topic
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