I would recommend a Western Digital usb hdd that has an external power source (not usb powered). I just bought a WD My Book Essential 2TB that works with the Wii, I can also vouch for the 1TB version of the same drive. Western Digital is popular with Wii softmods, but read this thread and the forum, there is a certain WB usb hdd that is not good because the spindown function cannot be turned off.
I would try it out if there was nothing on it but it is loaded with programs for my young kids lol. If it does work though, I will buy the same one, if not, i will have to get something different.
Originally Posted by skellinator
Thanks guys. I was trying to avoid going through 40 pages but I will have to browse through more when I get more time.
you can still stick a game on it and see if it works.....just a suggestion. Like stomp said though, you usually can't go wrong with the WD.
Do not purchase a Seagate FreeAgent Desk, I am very unhappy with mine.
I have an old Maxtor DiamondMax 120 GB internal HDD in a Rosewill IDE to USB enclosure, loaded up with plenty of games, working perfectly with Configurable USB Loader.
Model: Cruzer Blade
Firmware/Softmod: 4.2E/Hermes v4 IOS 223 w/ IOS37/IOS38 Merged
Loader: Configurable USB Loader
Brand: Western Digital Elements USB 2.0 Midnight Black Portable Hard Drive
Model: WDBAAR6400ABK-NESN - Retail
Link: Newegg.com - Western Digital Elements 640GB USB 2.0 Midnight Black Portable Hard Drive WDBAAR6400ABK-NESN - External Hard Drives
Some minor issues mentioned before probably caused by spin down. Issues include games freezing between cut-scenes (I found if I unplug and plug back in the USB cord it will start up and pick back up) Also more seriously, when playing emulators, it has froze and wiped the external drive.
edit: Intellivision emulator is only for SD cards not for HDD's. Don't try to run off of HDD, it does bad things...
Do you mind explaning how you set the hdd up? I just bought one and having issues getting the wii recongize it. Im using 4.3u and have usbloader gx and wiiflow. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just bought the Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential WDBACW0020HBK-NESN.
Brand:Ultra Speed-Has a Samsung drive inside
Model:Ultra Speed Portable Hard drive
Format:Not too sure.Formatted with WBFS manager.
Firmware/Softmod:4.2U,not sure on the IOS but I believe it is IOS 58.Had to load this for WiiMC to work correctly
Loader:USB Loader GX R921
just bought wd my book essentials usb 3.0---unable to get working on softmodded 4.1u just more of a fyi guys