lacie mobile disk 250g and a 500gb of the same model, not had a problem yet, and best of all, they are cheap!
Freeagent Desk 500 gb
I have an IDE Western Digital WD Caviar Se 200gig in a usb External case. Has anyone had any problems with this WD drive?
Western Digital 320GB My Passport Essential (USB powered)
Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.
i used a super talent 16gb usb flash drive first. after updating IOS was able to get it to work however I just bought a 250gb Western Digital My Book (usb powered) for $60. It worked fine from the start. I just got wii resort to work and everything is great. I wanted a white one but all they had was black so I got that. The white would look good beside the wii
Thanks to everyone for their help and support on this question, now to make the choice of selecting one from the myriad of responses .
LaCie 320 gig was only $99 AUD so can't complain
Wii,, wasabi dx,, H/B,, 4.1E,, 320Gig WBFS/FAT32,, Bootmii/boot2,, CISO38rev17,, Hernes222/223 v4,, Usbloader gx 899,,
While almost every hard drive has been reported to work for somebody. My reading suggests that WD is one of more consistently recognized and successfully installed while Seagate USB hard drives most often can't be used with the Wii.
Some of the variation in success can be attributed to the fact that some HD brands are not manufactured by the label just re-labeled.
Thanks for the advice, I was inclined to go towards the WD disk after reading the supported disk matrix and based on the responses to this thread. I am likely to go for the Western Digital 320GB My Passport Essential or 500GB version.
One thing not discussed with regard to your WD choices. Choose an externally powered HDD if possible. It's not that the WD Passport can't work-it does for many people. and it's a great and convenient drive. It's just better not to draw power through the Wii's USB ports for the external HDD. IMHO