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    Morning all, just another quick question about storage for my back ups. Is there any guides on how to use my pcs hard drive as storage with out haven to take my pc to bits no no. so i could have my pc working with the same hard drive to my wii any info would be grate thanx .

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    You could use a NAS that supports USB as a connection option as well as LAN, this way you can have it hooked up to to the PC via LAN and the Wii via USB and share the storage. You could even go even further if you have the skill to setup a Server computer and have your normal PC load its account details from the server computer :P.

    I have not tested a NAS but in theory it should work.
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    thanks for that mate is there any guides on how to do that or is it going to be google +1 mate

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    Well NAS stands for Network Access Storage Google that. Setup varies from manufacaturer to another. Essentially a NAS is a unit that holds more than one HDD for computer network storage typicaly used on media PC's. What I am suggesting is that if you have one and enough HDD's to spare for it and it supports access via usb like a normal external HDD then you theoretically could use it with a network cable so your pc can use it to store movies and music or what ever and have a HDD in the NAS used via usb for the Wii.


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    thanks for that i have two x1 tbite hd in side pc tower will look into it and try to get it working if i do i will report back on this thanks again for the info +1 mate

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    Depending on how you have the Wii modded it may support multiple partitions on a single drive this would allows you to store backup games to HDD as well as share the SAME drive with the computers over the network I think it is a pretty good solution if it works as I think it would. No worry's let me know how it turns out as I am interested as well. In most cases the NAS would plug into you're Router or Modem port the same way as you're desktop PC would if the Modem or Router is a Wireless capable one then any wireless devices will also have access to the storage device if they have network file sharing features as an added bonus to this I am sure you know about the Wii homebrew that plays Movies over SMB network shares if you are you can actually setup the NAS as an SMB share so that it can access it over Network and via USB
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    well am going to give it a go today, hope it does work i will let you know on the out come thanks ledhead900 +1 mate

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    well well well wat a day trying to sort this out ive tryed a few different things like virtual box and free nas seems like my cpu is not up to much i dont know why
    and then ive tryed filezilla 3.6.0.2 and ftpii 0.0.21 and 0.0.22 the problem is when it says its connecting it keeps on coming up connection timed out could not connect to server i followed the guide on here and all seems to be fine i think it will be easyer just to buy another hard drive if any one knows of some it what it could be i would be greatful to know more about this problem thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by willma1 View Post
    well well well wat a day trying to sort this out ive tryed a few different things like virtual box and free nas seems like my cpu is not up to much i dont know why
    and then ive tryed filezilla 3.6.0.2 and ftpii 0.0.21 and 0.0.22 the problem is when it says its connecting it keeps on coming up connection timed out could not connect to server i followed the guide on here and all seems to be fine i think it will be easyer just to buy another hard drive if any one knows of some it what it could be i would be greatful to know more about this problem thanx
    Oh no virtual NAS will not work, you need a physical NAS storage device its like an external HDD except it has a LAN and USB port and has space for more than one HDD to be installed. The alternative is to use SMB shares many homebrew for the Wii can access files over network if you share the folders or HDD's that you want the Wii to access you can use these homebrew applications on a soft modded Wii to run,copy,move,delete files from the shared drive or folders so long as the Wii and the drive in question are both on the same network, you can download said applications from the Wii using a homebrew application that lists homebrew for download straight from the console.

    You can also load backup games from SD card so if you brought a large enough SD you could use it for games as well. I don't think you can run games over network though, your last option would be to do as you said and get another drive I recommend the external drive I mentioned in my signature "WD Elements 1TB External HDD" this drive is actually supported by the modding community USB loaders and you can get one with 500gb - 2TB they are rather cheap mine only cost $85 it is a Western Digital Elements External Drive the product number on the back of my drive is WDBAAU0010HBK-01 which is compatible see the compatibility guide found here!
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    morning all, well ledhead900 least i can say that ive tryed it .Its as shame nas would not work thought it was to good to be ture, but anyway nothing lost for trying am just going to buy 1 , think i will look into the hd you have mentioned thanks mate +1 i have a cool idea for you wii so have a look at my other post cheers.

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