Good luck and more than likely it will have 4.2 on it but then you just use another guide I'm sure donations would be good for the site and hopefully they see the value in having this site avaiable. Again good luck.
thanks, i was thinking along those lines. i figured out a way around the snow. come to find out it was just the power brick for the h/d. i found this out and i know everyone is going to laugh about this... i have an old comp (pentium 2 old) just laying around. well i put it to use this morning. put the h/d in the tower and hooked to the power supply and disconnected the h/d that was running the comp so it would boot but sit but sit there with nothing to load. you turn it on and it beeps once and that's about all the comp does other than turn on the power supply. i then ran the usb adapter out the back and plugged it into the wii. there you have it an over sized external h/d. this will work till i get the extra to get an external disk. i think i can manage with a 280 gig.
I have found the 500GB Buffalo JustStore Desktop External Storage - HD-E500U2-UK)
The access time is prety quick and i have had no problems with games loading ore working with it with wbfs manager...
Not sure if this is the sort of drive you may be looking at but as i have never had any problems after softmodding 6 wii's now and using the same drives for all 6 i thought you might like to know ..
Also i have a usb 2 2.5" harddrive caddy with a 60gb toshiba laptop harddrive that i know works perfect with the wii..these can be got of ebay for around £30
western digital my book 1TB works great for me got at wall mart 100 bucks