Is the HD mains powered or USB powered?
I've been trying for ages to get my Wii to recognise my Verbatim HD. I'd formatted it to WBSF etc... But I hadn't made sure it was "active" in control panels etc... So I did that but still it wasn't recognised. So I thought to myself "I'll give it one last shot" & low & behold it worked! Here's what I did: 1. Go to the HBC & select USB Loader GX. 2. When it says "waiting for your slow device" turn the power on the HD & hey presto, it finds it! Hope this helps anybody in the same predicament I was in.