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    USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 for Wii ?

    So, i am trying to decide between 2 Adata HDD's, they cost the same, both are shock resistive and water proof like these ones, they're also identicalhttp://cdn.pcel.com/...eaa0966a20f.jpg .

    The thing is, one is USB 2.0 (The model is Adata SH93) and the other is 3.0 (Adata HD710).

    I'm planning on using it for my Wii backups with USB Loader GX, and with my RGH modded Xbox 360 for loading backups too, and obviously, for saving some personal and private information :Ifyouknowwhatimean:, but the main purpose, is playing my Wii and Xbox 360 backups.

    I've been told that USB 3.0 doesn't work with the Wii, and that i have to use an USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter, however i still don't know if it would work right, the same thing with the Xbox 360, but i can't ignore the fact the USB 3.0 is going to be the standard for the next years.

    So my question is, should i go for the 2.0? or taking the risk with a 3.0 using an adapter? Thanks.

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    USB 3.0 drives have been notoriously problematic for use with Wii. Personally, I would avoid them. I'm sure there are others here who can coach you through forcing it to work, but imho, it's just not worth the effort. My personal favorite is the Western Digital Elements Desktop drive series. I've used these drives for myself and have helped numerous others configure same.

    Whatever you end up getting, make sure to check compatibility first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    USB 3.0 drives have been notoriously problematic for use with Wii. Personally, I would avoid them. I'm sure there are others here who can coach you through forcing it to work, but imho, it's just not worth the effort. My personal favorite is the Western Digital Elements Desktop drive series. I've used these drives for myself and have helped numerous others configure same.

    Whatever you end up getting, make sure to check compatibility first.

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    Hi!, thanks for your answer. I've been doing research and read on many places that most problems with USB 3.0 have been fixed. There's a guide that assured that if you use a USB 2.0 cable with it, its gonna work perfectly. Here's the guide. <<PLS DONT LINK EXTERNAL GUIDES>>
    What do you think?
    Last edited by BluPhant; 05-10-2012 at 09:10 AM.

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    My answer would be the same... if you're getting a drive for the wii get a 2.0 or be prepared for some work. IMHO, it's not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    My answer would be the same... if you're getting a drive for the wii get a 2.0 or be prepared for some work. IMHO, it's not worth it.

    -Blu
    Hi Blu. I decided to follow your advice. I ended up with a 2.0 (Adata Superior SH93 750GB, they're one the best HDD available for the Wii). I realized i would not had a USB 3.0 compatible PC in a long time, so... why taking the risk?
    Thanks from Mexico man!.
    Last edited by Lemming16; 05-10-2012 at 05:17 PM.

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