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    Western Digital 500 GB MyPassport Essential USB disk

    Hi, has anyone tried the Western Digital 500 GB MyPassport Essential USB disk with Wii - does it work ok ?
    Because I have never tried a Harddisk without a AC adapter powersupply.

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    Check the compatability list on this site. For what is worth, I have the same model, but 1TB. It works perfectly. Hope this helps.

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    Ok, great to hear - and is that the USB harddisk without seperate Powersupply and only connected by USB ??

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    yup, the WD500GB be directly connected to the "outer" usb port of Wii (placing vertically), without the need of a separate power supply.
    the 1TB WD usbhdd is of dual-disc. it may cause read error when used for Wii gaming.
    again,500GB, highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hebsbebs View Post
    Ok, great to hear - and is that the USB harddisk without seperate Powersupply and only connected by USB ??
    Yeah, that's right. I wanted something smaller than the desktop designs. I paid a bit more for it, as opposed to a TB desktop HDD, but it was worth it to me. Also, I only had one problem when I first get it. I was running with cIOSx rev19, and the HDD was not recognised. I switched to rev17 and it worked fine. A bit later, I switched to rev20, and it still works great. No problems as of now.

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    I Just purchased that very same hard drive from Wally World during their Black Friday sale. It works perfectly. Using Wiiflow to transfer games is a added plus as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraaaaaa1 View Post
    I Just purchased that very same hard drive from Wally World during their Black Friday sale. It works perfectly. Using Wiiflow to transfer games is a added plus as well

    Were those the ones they had for $39? If so, I got me two of them One for the Wii and 1 for whatever...

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    I also own this littel hdd and it works great! And it even loads faster than my previous 2.5" WD 500GB hdd...Wiiflow works gloriously with this little guy.

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    Yeah, Wallmart had the 500GB Passports for only $39! I missed it, but hope one of my family members heard me saying how great of a deal it was. I'm using a 320 GB Passport Essential and all is well. I also have a 500GB one for personal files, and thinking about switching them around (using the 320 for personal, and the 500 for the wii). Even though I can fit enough games on my 320 (about 150ish). Either way the Passports are nice, and work well with the Wii!

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    i just bought the 320 passport hard drive
    my problem is i don't know how to load a downloaded game.

    i loaded the iso on to my hard drive, pluged the hd to my wii and loaded wii loader. i then had a error loading hard drive.

    do i need to format my new hard drive? do i do something to the .iso file before loading on to the hard drive and is wii loader the wrong program to use a backed up game?

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