External HDD issue with USB loaders.
My problem is the following:
I got a brand new 500gb WD My Book Essential [Model #WDBAAF50000EBK-NESN] for back up playing purposes, backing up some of my files and to load applications on the Wii. I formatted to Fat32 using a free partitioner and created 3 partitions (Fat32 primary and active for WBFS formatting, another small Fat32 for HBC applications which works and an NTFS one for backing up purposes.)
I have a 4.2 softmodded Wii and have tried various USB loaders with their latest versions [USBLoader GX, CFG USB Loader and Neogamma loaded via SD card] but the problem persists in all of them: they do not detect my HDD. I also have tried both cIOS 249 rev14 and 222/223 v4 but to no avail. I only have the Okami ISO in my WBFS partition, but when I connect my HDD in all three loaders a timer appears and counts down, then reboots. Also, the LED on the HDD does not indicate that the drive is performing any activity while "the mounting drive" message appears.
If someone can lend me a hand with this issue, I will be eternally grateful.