Hitachi HTS5416 - Old hard disk works very well
Brand: Hitachi Hard Disk with USB Casing
Model: HTS541616J9AT00 USB Device
Format: 80GB WBFS / 80GB NTFS
Firmware/Softmod: 4.2U, cIOS38Rev14
The drive works very well, no issues at all. Loaded COD-MW and played.
Thanks for all the help.
Seagate FreeAgent GO 320GB
Model: FreeAgent GO - ST903203FAA2E1-RK
Format: Tried with Single WBFS partition, and WBFS/FAT32 partition
Firmware/Softmod: 4.2U, cIOS r17, cIOSr19, HERMES v5 (IOS222) etc...
Loader: USB Loader GX
Went through all kinds of shenanigans, could not load install to HDD using USB Loader GX, or WiiFlow and original disc. Tried Mario Party 8, MySims Kingdom, A Boy and His Blob. All died during install roughly 200MB in. (Install time on USB Loader GX jumped to several days as install rate fell). Tried checking drive for errors, reformatting extFAT, FAT32, NTFS, before formatting with WBFS, none had any effect.
Exchanged the drive for a 320GB WD MyPassport Essentials (WDBAAA3200ABK 320 GB), used WD software to disable VCD, formatted with WBFS, and was able to install MySims Kingdom without a hitch. Booted up a game but did not play past intro screen.
Wasted a whole day with a bum incompatible drive!!!