Size: 30 gb
Enclosure: Conceptronic IDE
Firmware/Softmod: 4.3e 4.3
Loader: usb loader gx
Working/Not Working = not working
WII can't find the HDD. please help me !!
Hi, I have a new black 4.3u Wii which I have softmodded following Maui's "Mod ANY Wii" guide. The only thing I did not do was the IOS wad pack that he states are not needed for 4.3 systems. I have a new WDBACW0020HBK-NESN Western Digital MyBook and it is not being initialized/found by any loader. I have tried formatting it like the poster I quoted as well as a full Fat32 and I have verified that all the IOS wads installed correctly and have tried the ones mentioned above as well to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!
Update - Apparently I needed to load cIOS 249 Base56 and 250 Base57 after following the guide. I used the dx2 loader app to get it straight. Now the loaders open but it it freezes at initializing USB Device. I have formatted several times to no avail.
Update 2 - I went to USB Loader GXs site and used the installer (for windows) app to download the latest one (after deleting the old one) and IT WORKS!! YAY!!
Update 3 - Dunno why but after shutting the Wii off I now have to keep the modem unplugged until Loader GX put up a timer then plug in the HDD in (power not the usb cord or it doesn't work) and then it works in and out of any loader and menu until I power down again. It's weird but it works. I may exchange for the sister drive without the external power supply that's also listed as working.
Final Update - Did all I could think of with no luck. Exchanged it for a 1.5TB FreeAgentŪ GoFlex™ Desk (listed below) and it all works like a charm! The Western Digital My Book Essentials 2TB (External Power Supply)
Model#WDBACW0020HBK-NESN listed working is, in my experience, Working with Problems.
Last edited by Edward Pillansky; 02-24-2012 at 06:40 AM.
I can confirm that a:
Western Digital Scorpio Blue RFHWD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive
Works under the USB loader, in this enclosure:
Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK
I've ripped nearly 20 of my wii games to it and all of them load and run great.
Works on Freecom ToughDrive 640GB
Model: FreeAgentŪ GoFlex™ Desk
Firmware/Softmod: Maui's Mod ANY Wii Softmod (4.3u/Letterbomb)
Loader: WiiFlow, GX, and CFG all working
Working/Not Working: Like a charm
Working loading solely from USB and no SD Card as well.
Last edited by Edward Pillansky; 02-24-2012 at 06:41 AM. Reason: Forgot to list my Firmware.
so what version of cfg started to work with usb3.0
Model: Cruzer Switch
Firmware/Softmod: 4.3U(LetterBomb from YouTube(I know it is not recommended to softmod from Youtube tutorials, but I am really sorry because I did not find this site when I was softmodding using Youtube tutorial. is the link of the tutorial and I do know that the video is removed unfortunately, but anyways it was softmodded using LetterBomb.)
Loader: Wii Flow r418
Working/Not Working: Working Perfectly Played for 6 hours straight and have no problems at all. Default settings on Wii Flow r418.
Last edited by skellinator; 02-26-2012 at 04:19 AM.
Dont know if this has been posted but I just modded a Wii system here is the Hard Drive used and working
Model: CanvioEnclosure: USB 2.0/3.0 Portable Hard DriveModel No.: E05A050CAU3XWFormat: 2 partitions - Unformated: Primary for Wii Games used WBFS manager v3.0 and formatted it inot WBFS format/ Fat32 for homebrew apps and more.
Firmware/Softmod: 4.1U (using the softmod any wii guide Using Lago Indiana Jones)
Loader: USB loader GX
Working/Not Working: Working Perfectly she got it from walmart for $79.00
also upgraded my USB hard drive to a 2TB
Brand:Western DigitalFirmware/Softmod: 4.1U (using the softmod any wii guide Using Lago Indiana Jones)
Model: My Book Essential
Enclosure: USB 2.0/3.0 Portable Hard Drive
Model No.: WDBACW0020HBK-00
Format: 2 partitions - Unformated: Primary for Wii Games used WBFS manager v3.0 and formatted it inot WBFS format/ Fat32 for homebrew apps and more.
Loader: USB loader GX
Working/Not Working: Working Perfectly I got it from bestbuy for $129.00
Seagate Expansion Portable Drive ST902504EXA101-RK 250GB - Working
This drive loads slow, and has huge pauses and lags. It's practically unusable. Yes, I turned off the power save via Seagate tools.
I've tested other drives and they are lightning fast. Too bad, wasted $30. But at least I have a backup drive for my mac now.
Brand new mod install as of 3/6/12