1.1.0 is the recommended HBC for Wiis. Any version made after that is designed for Wii U VWii mods.
Look for the "Softmod Any Wii" guide in my signature and follow it in its entirety. We do not support any other methods of modding a system besides our own guide, so if you require any further help getting your Wii to work as you intend, you need to follow our guides.
Also, we have a USB Compatibility guide that can be located here: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html -- I don't know if your hard drive is listed or not, but Wiis tend to have a problem with USB 3.0s. They are getting better with newer versions of mods, so if it's not in the list, it may or may not work (either way, after you get everything upgrade with your mods and test the hard drive, let us know by replying to that thread if it worked or not so an entry can be added, if there isn't one alrady).