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    so from what you said it seems just one trick which is rev 14 fixed everything for you which is great!!

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    getting ur harddrive to work

    ok. i'm a noob but have sorted this prob below.heres what i have done and all is working fine.i have tested 2gb keys to 1tb harddrives without any problems yet.
    1. download WBFS manager 3.
    2. on your computer right click my computer and click manage, then click disk management. select the drive or portable harddrive that u want to use and click delete. after delete right click the new drive and click new simple ,then click leave raw.
    3. now open wbfs manager, select the drive and click format.
    4. in wbfs manager open an iso wii game and install to drive.
    5. plug into wii and load with usb loader.
    presto the wii will recognise the drive as there is a game on it.
    hope this helps any1 having trouble.i have done about 37 instals with different drives and all work.




    Quote Originally Posted by thomaj3 View Post
    Yes, I downloaded the WD tool and formatted it, I then ran WBFS Intelient GUI which formatted it to WBFS.

    When I plug it into the Wii, and use either USB Loader GX 1.1 or USB Loader 1.5, but neither app can see the drive, and promptly displays a message 'waiting for slow usb drive' and counts down from 30secs.

    I have a 3.2E Wii

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    Thanks for the advice, the problem was never with formating the drive etc...it was with the Wii recognizing that a usb drive was inserted (round the back oh er misses!).

    For me the important bit missing was cISO38 rev14 once installed, all drives have been working perfectly.

    Although I have stayed with WD passports because I feel from what I read that these little puppies they work perfectly....

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    Hi, I see everyone recommends the WD Drives. I have a WD mybook essential edtion and its been intermittent in being recognized by the wii. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Could it have been in the way I formated it ? I'm not really sure if I did a full FAT32 format before I did the wbfs format. would this have any effect on being recognized everytime ? The drive does load but for example when I turn it on the next day, it may not load unless I shut it off and disconnect it first, then plug it back in a few times, then it will work again. I just want to rule out something stupid before I go buy another drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaj3 View Post
    Thanks for the advice, the problem was never with formating the drive etc...it was with the Wii recognizing that a usb drive was inserted (round the back oh er misses!).

    For me the important bit missing was cISO38 rev14 once installed, all drives have been working perfectly.

    Although I have stayed with WD passports because I feel from what I read that these little puppies they work perfectly....
    (round the back oh er misses!).

    This line cracked me up, thanks for brightening up my afternoon.

    Shame about your football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiJohn View Post
    (round the back oh er misses!).

    This line cracked me up, thanks for brightening up my afternoon.

    Shame about your football team.
    Yeah, thanks...very trying times being a Pompey Supporter.. and next on the agenda Manure

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    Quote Originally Posted by macsnjets View Post
    Hi, I see everyone recommends the WD Drives. I have a WD mybook essential edtion and its been intermittent in being recognized by the wii. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Could it have been in the way I formated it ? I'm not really sure if I did a full FAT32 format before I did the wbfs format. would this have any effect on being recognized everytime ? The drive does load but for example when I turn it on the next day, it may not load unless I shut it off and disconnect it first, then plug it back in a few times, then it will work again. I just want to rule out something stupid before I go buy another drive.
    Do you perform a full shutdown of the Wii? So the orange light turns red..

    Not sure it helps but I always completely shutdown after a vigorous EA Active session with the misses ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaj3 View Post
    Do you perform a full shutdown of the Wii? So the orange light turns red..

    Not sure it helps but I always completely shutdown after a vigorous EA Active session with the misses ;-)
    Yes, and then even after I turn it back on again, I have to unplug the drive and plug it back in again and then restart the wii once more. This is also the second drive. Same WD model but the second one. I reformatted it using the WD utility to fat32 first and then the WBFS and it behaves the same as the first drive. Before I go out and buy another drive, I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
    Thanks

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    I have three of these Lacie 1 TB drives. The Black one with Blue LED to match the Wii. I've had them for a week for three different Wii's I modded as gifts and they work flawlessly. and at 69.00 on amazon with free shipping, they are quite attractive. expecially if u own a black Wii. I don't, but just saying.

    I always follow the "hack all Wii's guide" here on the forums, and use WiiFlow. I have a half & half WBFS, and Fat 32 partition, and I load everything from the fat32 partition leaving me without the constant need of a SD Card. Movies, music, Roms, Games, Homebrew run just as well off this drive as they do on my WD external or internal(docked) drives.

    Just thought I would throw that out there. LACIE is pretty decent, and 2 out of three of the external drives have WD green drives inside, and one is Hitachi internally. I wish they were all the same, but I have a 120Gb external from way back and it still runs nice. No complaints.

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    Hey there. I have 2 hard drives. 1, a western digital scorpio. And 2, a fujitsu model mhv2040AH. They both do not work on my wii. I just wanted to see if anyone have gotten these hard drive to be initialized by their wii. If so, how did you do it?

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