For those having trouble with various USB drives.
I posted this on a follow up of my own and decided to make a thread. The HP program is an exceptional piece of software. Consider it like zero filling your thumb drives. This does things that windows manage is uncapable of..as well as dealing with the..CRAP, I got a trojan from a torrent DL of Partition Magic. Noob Proof!!!
For those of you having trouble getting the harddrive to install..I ran into trouble with my Seagate Go 160gb. You need to run this program HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. WARNING!!! This program will wipe out all information on your thumb drive. If you like th cheesy u3 crap..don't run this program. Then run wbfs_win.exe from the command prompt. That is located in the forum as well as a nice how to on using it.
The drive I am using has two USB cables. The data cable is located on the right side, power cable on the left (I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter how it is plugged in)..I am ripping games right now. This process worked on the seagate go. I will try my Patriot 16GB thumb drive next. Hate to wipe out my custom copy of backtrack though.
You could format with the method mentioned above or through the wii. I am waiting on a game to stop ripping and I am going to try three different USB thumb drive brands.