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    Possible To Hook Up External HD To Wii?

    Since I'm not able to play burnt backup games or backup games that are reinstalled onto my flash drive I figured I'd hook up my 600GB external hard drive to my Wii and backup games to it and I won't ever have to take the games off of it so they should always work.

    Is it possible to hook an external hard drive up to the Wii and play games off of it?

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    Yup just get WBFS 3.0 manager and it will format the HDD and you can add all your iso's onto it. but u need a loader such as coverfloader is my personal favorite but there is also neogamma SD/USB 1.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb9595 View Post
    Yup just get WBFS 3.0 manager and it will format the HDD and you can add all your iso's onto it. but u need a loader such as coverfloader is my personal favorite but there is also neogamma SD/USB 1.5.
    Ok great.

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    ur guna need sevedrl things for it to work as well

    Get cIOS38 rev14 (Google or look on other threads)
    Get IOS53 and IOS 55 (Google or look on other threads)
    I recommend USB Loader GX (google)

    Google "readmii" and you should find the USB Loader GX website and instructions on how to install it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeofG_88 View Post
    ur guna need sevedrl things for it to work as well

    Get cIOS38 rev14 (Google or look on other threads)
    Get IOS53 and IOS 55 (Google or look on other threads)
    I recommend USB Loader GX (google)

    Google "readmii" and you should find the USB Loader GX website and instructions on how to install it
    I know I have cIOS38 rev14 on my Wii and I'm pretty sure I have the other one too.

    I actually have formatted half of my external hard drive to the WBFS format because I thought that I had to transfer the games from my flash drive to a WBFS hard drive (I know you don't have to now) but I reformatted it back to the fat32 format.

    Now I'm trying to format the whole external hard drive to the WBFS format but I'm getting an error message when I try to do that.

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    I figured out that my external hard drive had to be formatted to NTFS before I reformatted it to WBFS. I hooked up my external hard drive up to my Wii and USB Loader was able to read it and backup games to it.

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    So, as a noob here, all I need is a wii that has CIOS on it working, cIOS38 rev14 installed, and a external usb HDD, and follow the tutorials, and then I won't be replacing the $20-$50 games that are still working, as my kids scratch them?

    Do I need an installed mod chip?

    If not, and the tutorials are here, that sounds really, really cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesed View Post
    So, as a noob here, all I need is a wii that has CIOS on it working, cIOS38 rev14 installed, and a external usb HDD, and follow the tutorials, and then I won't be replacing the $20-$50 games that are still working, as my kids scratch them?

    Do I need an installed mod chip?

    If not, and the tutorials are here, that sounds really, really cool.
    Hesed: From what I have done with my research a softmod will be fine you do not need to install a chip. I am currently reading how to do this as well since I just saw my friend do the same thing. I am a big fan of no-disk-swapping (guess that makes me lazy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeforce4 View Post
    Hesed: From what I have done with my research a softmod will be fine you do not need to install a chip. I am currently reading how to do this as well since I just saw my friend do the same thing. I am a big fan of no-disk-swapping (guess that makes me lazy).
    Agreed. A long time ago I learned to rip MP3s and make copy cds for myself and the kids, and store the original.

    Later, as HDDs got bigger, I did the same with the mounting the ISOs of the CDs I regularly have to use, if there's not a no CD file.

    Hopefully the WBFS Manager and a $60 250gb My Passport WD HDD from Walmart will do the trick.

    Just got Preloader, NeoGamma R6 backup loader, USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3 loaded from HERE: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html A good tutorial, coupled with actually reading the READMEs of the individual programs.

    I just gotta get the HDD. If only the kitchen remodel wasn't beckoning for my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesed View Post
    Agreed. A long time ago I learned to rip MP3s and make copy cds for myself and the kids, and store the original.

    Later, as HDDs got bigger, I did the same with the mounting the ISOs of the CDs I regularly have to use, if there's not a no CD file.

    Hopefully the WBFS Manager and a $60 250gb My Passport WD HDD from Walmart will do the trick.

    Just got Preloader, NeoGamma R6 backup loader, USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3 loaded from HERE: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html A good tutorial, coupled with actually reading the READMEs of the individual programs.

    I just gotta get the HDD. If only the kitchen remodel wasn't beckoning for my time.
    It should work because I was able to hook my external hard drive up to my Wii without any modchips and the Wii reads my external hard drive fine. I've even been playing The Conduit off of my external hard drive.

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