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    HD drive USB Y splitter

    Can I run a Y USB splitter on my external hard drive so I don't have keep switching the cable from the Wii to WiiU. I know I can't run them both at the same time but was curious if anybody has done this and it worked before I buy one.
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    In theory it should work.

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    So you could have it plugged into both systems at the same time? That is a good question and I could be wrong but don't think it would work. I don't have any really good reason for think such lol. Just doesn't seem like it would. But you can try it and tell us, we'd love to know.

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    Be sure the USB drive is powered externally, otherwise if the Wii U is on and the Wii is off, the drive won't get enough power draw. (If this even works).
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    The hard drive has an external power source. I just order the splitter so I will let you know if it works
    DriveKey & 4.2U Softmod w/2TB Simpletech HD (500MB Fat32 & 1.5TB NTFS)

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    For the record it didn't work, not sure if it was the cord i ordered
    DriveKey & 4.2U Softmod w/2TB Simpletech HD (500MB Fat32 & 1.5TB NTFS)

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    What kind of cable did you get?

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    if it work with USB loader GX it would be OK

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    Most of those cables have one end that specifically is for power. Meaning it does not even connect to the data wires.

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