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Thread: Issues with WBFS formatted 80GB usb HDD for Wii. Please help!

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    Alright thanks guys! So I'm thinking about getting a recertified/refurbished 320GB WD passport essential online for like $65, seems like a good deal. And as soon as I format it, I should just be able to copy the games over to it and plug it in to my Wii and be good to go? No worries about it spinning down at all, I won't have to worry about tinkering with any of the HDD spin down settings? And will it spin down at all during anytime that I may be playing a game off of it?

    Thanks again.

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    my 320gb passport works great played with it for almost a month havent had any problem so far no spin down issue so i guess it should work the same for you =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuItArMaN View Post
    Alright thanks guys! So I'm thinking about getting a recertified/refurbished 320GB WD passport essential online for like $65, seems like a good deal. And as soon as I format it, I should just be able to copy the games over to it and plug it in to my Wii and be good to go? No worries about it spinning down at all, I won't have to worry about tinkering with any of the HDD spin down settings? And will it spin down at all during anytime that I may be playing a game off of it?

    Thanks again.
    It'll work great. My only suggestion is why bother with a refurb for $65? When new ones can be had for $5-$10 more and you get the full warranty.

    Edit: Ok.. prices seem to have gone up a few bucks since I last looked, but $80 for a new one here. Last week it was $70! Fluctuates all the time..
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    Thanks for the insight guys. Just bought a 320GB one off of Overstock brand new, free shipping, for only 65. I'll post back to let everyone know if it all worked out ok.

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    Well, my passport essential wd 320gb does not work perfectly. I think it spins down, because 9 out of 10 games freeze during first minute...

    Is there a program to shut it off?

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    there are some drive tools and a tutorial to do that, onl i dont remember, search the forum (actually, you hae to hear it and see if it really spins down, does not sound like the case to me tho)

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    Messie, what do u think it is?
    I bought a hdd that this site advised and so far it works like crap:S At the moment im re-formatting the drive again and start all over.
    I used wd smartware to change the sleep timer (it was 10 minutes) to never. Hopefully that works. But mario kart an galaxy both didnt last a minute in game.
    I will also try to use cios 222 instead of 249.
    Ill report back with results!

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    The results: cIOS 222 worked for me. Im now able to play all iso's on the hdd. But the wii still freezes while installing games (ripping from originals). Only small games (wiiplay) made it to 100%. I used the western digital smartware to change sleep timer for wd my passport to 'never' (it was 10 minutes). But still it freezes (so maybe not spindown?) Any ideas anyone?

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