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    Really need some help.

    So I just finished playing a little Donkey Kong on VBAGX and when I got done and saved it told me it failed cause my HDD couldn't be found. I looked and, though I still have the same data used level, all my folders got replaced with weirdly named files. I plugged into my laptop and it said I needed to "scan & fix" and now, it says my HDD is empty even though I have 146gb used! Wtf is this? Can I fix it or is my data lost forever?

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    I had this happen to me. But I wasn't exactly sure how. The kids said the Wii wasn't working and when I hooked my hdd up to my pc, it had a bunch of weird named files and none of my files. I had to reformat the drive with easus and start from scratch.

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    Yeah, luckily it appears my brother can recover the data for me. It'd take forever to re-rip all my Wii games and my Gameboy, NES and SNES too. Anyway I'm going to upgrade from my Seagate 1T (partitioned 700 something for PC and roughly 140-150 for Wii). Picking up a 2T (hopefully tomorrow), any suggestions on what brand works best with Wii?

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    I had the same thing happen to me once, the kids were playing the Wii turned it off and back on and everything was gone on the HD. My comp would even reconize the drive letter I had assigned to it anymore. After that I got 2 seperate HDs so I could backup the games and not just archive them.

    If you search the forum a few people took the time to put together a compatibility list on what works and what doesn't.

    Personally I use Seagates and have had pretty good luck. I've used the 500gig Goflex (self powered) with no problems. When I went to get a backup HD I got a 1TB Seagate Goflex HD and it wouldn't work. For me it would lockup and freeze, too many problems. I then got a Seagate 1TB Freeagent HD (external powered tower) and that works perfectly with my system

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    I was looking at a 2T Goflex but maybe not anymore lol. My 1T has been good till this so I don't know if it's just cause VBAGX attempted to save while the drive was asleep or if it's cause the drive is old and just ready to go? Either way, I'm thinking a 2T for the comp, that'll let me back up everything from the 1T (roughly 650gb total) and still have plenty of space for anything else. Do they have Freeagents up 2T is what I need to look into now. Thank you for the input, this will help me pick something good

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_tracer_x View Post
    Personally I use Seagates and have had pretty good luck. I've used the 500gig Goflex (self powered) with no problems. When I went to get a backup HD I got a 1TB Seagate Goflex HD and it wouldn't work. For me it would lockup and freeze, too many problems. I then got a Seagate 1TB Freeagent HD (external powered tower) and that works perfectly with my system
    Some people do have problems with the USB powered drives as there is less power on the USB port you need to use, there is more on the other port but you can't use that one, you would be better with a mains powered drive.


    I use a 1TB FreeAgentŪ GoFlex and it works perfectly.

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    Why is it you can't use the other one? I've always wondered that lol

    Anyway, looks like what I'll do is get myself a 2T to keep backups for everything, incase of another corruption/failure, and continue using my 1T but make the apps save to SD instead of USB (should clear up my issue at least for a while). Then potentially get myself a small 320gb just for the Wii alone. Seagate appears to be the way to go, though I've seen alot of negative reviews for the 2T Freeagent GoFlex so that's a bit concerning, picking a HDD shouldn't be so hard lol.

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