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    Which USB drive to use?

    I am trying to decide which USB drive to purchase to use with my Wii. I want to get a notebook drive that gets it power thru the usb cable. I wanted to know if the Wii will power a notebook drive and if this might damage my Wii from the extra power consumption? Or should I just get a USB drive with an external power source?

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    Not a complete list but, this should get you started.

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    thats the one i always use. but they need to update the list.

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    I do believe my question was USB or external power source for hard drive. I went and bought a Seagate 500 gig with an external power source. Spent all day trying to get it to Fat 32 format, and WBFS Manager still wont format it. Found a free app called EASEUS Partition Master that converted to Fat 32 in about 5 minutes.


    EDIT: Somebody told me that EASEUS Partition Manager has a trojan in it, I cannot confirm this, my Free AVG didn't warn me.
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 04-20-2009 at 04:26 PM.

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    not the end, yet........after EASEUS, was USB drive working fine with wbfs ?

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    No it was not, wbfs would not format drive because it would not read it. I had an admin problem. I went into user accounts in control panel (Vista) and turned off the UAC (User Account Control). Now WBFS manager recognizes my hd and formatted it. I read about UAC somewhere else on the forum but didn't know what it was. Now all is fine and works as expected. Now just need GC support in usb loader.

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