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    Smile Whats the best hard drive

    hey guys completley new to this!!

    have not even softmoded my wii yet

    but iam jus reading through all the guides and info

    am i right in guessing when i have got to the stage

    i can dump games onto a external hard drive then boot them straight from the same hard drive??


    if this is possible what and where is the best place to buy a external hard drive


    thanks ppl

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    Yes, after you successfully softmod your Wii (http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html), download and install USB Loader GX and WBFS Manager (links are in the tutorial).

    Among the least troublesome to install of HDDs are the Western Digital externally powered HDD. Plug your HDD into the bottom or left Wii USB (depending on its position). This is a site with global membership so recommendations for specific purchases is difficult. You can also check for USB HDD compatibility at USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp








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    I followed the guide mentioned by gen3sf, and everything worked great. Wii hacking can be a little complicated, so make sure you read up about what your doing, and you write down what you've done. Otherwise you can brick your wii, and you won't have any clue why.

    For HDDs, I use a WD-250 IDE, and it works like a charm. Also, Wii games get pretty small once you install them on your HDD, I have 20 some odd, and they take up <50 GB, so I have my 250 partitioned in half; 100 for Wii games, and the rest stores computer back ups.

    As for cheapest, your best bet is Amazon, or just watch for something to go on sale at your local Best Buy/Fry's or whatever. Used HDD's don't come up very often because everyone can use a HDD.

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    I use a 500GB Western Digital My Passprt Essential and I've never encountered a problem with it and it even matches the colour of my Wii.

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    western digital my book essentials edition (1tb) works great. dont try the seagate brands in the wiki compatibility list.. they dont work, not for games at least. i had to return mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juGGer1 View Post
    western digital my book essentials edition (1tb) works great. dont try the seagate brands in the wiki compatibility list.. they dont work, not for games at least. i had to return mine.
    I've only had two hard drives die on my in the last 10 years... both were Seagate. I would advise against them.

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    I have a Western Digital Elements 1 TB USB hard drive and it works great for my Wii games. Had no problems setting it up using WBFS Manager and have no problems using it. So much nicer than having to mess with DVDs, and 1 TB of storage space will last me a LONG LONG time, especially considering the amount of Wii games that are garbage.
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    I've seen a few posts where people having problems getting video interference while using a hard drive in a hard drive enclosure, almost like the motor in the hard drive making static in the video of their TV, probably caused from improper shielding. I would stick with a portable HDD that is made to sit next to your computer, not one that is made to go inside your computer.
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 09-15-2009 at 08:48 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    I've seen a few posts where poeple having problems getting video interference while using a hard drive in a hard drive enclosure, almost like the motor in the hard drive making static in the video of their TV, probably caused from impropper shielding. I would stick with a portable HDD that is made to sit next to your computer, not one that is made to go inside your computer.
    Or don't put your HDD right next to your TV.

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