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    Suky321,

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Suky321,

    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
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    anyone got the seagate 500gb freeagent (ST305004FDD2E1-RK)?
    does this work ok with the latest version of usbloader gx??

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    Hi Wiileet,

    I've seen a few folks with the Seagate Freeagent working, but that HDD is notoriously difficult for hacking on a number of systems including the Wii. You can try as I presume you already have this HDD, and at first fail, I would bail, save your time, and get a WD.

    Good Luck-hope you are one of the few lucky ones so you can save a few bucks.

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    is it best having an external powered drive?
    i like the look and size of the wd hard drives, seen a few people have one of these

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    Yes, it would be better to get a WD USB HDD that is externally powered. Again, some folks have no problems using the portable WD (The Passport), but it is safer to avoid using the Wii to power the external HDD. Fortunately, the externally powered WD HDDs are cheaper than the Passports. I saw you on some other posts and congrats on working throught he soft mod. Now...onto playing games from the USB HDD right?

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    thank you, yep want to play games from the usb now to save on load up times and save getting up and changing discs lol.

    think i might go for this one?
    Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB External USB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

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    Looks like a good choice. Nice price and all. Let's see...I think from what I recall on your other postings that you have your cIOS installs up to date. Other items for the checklist: USB Loader GX, Neo Gamma, WBFS Manager 3.0. Enjoy.

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    @gen3sf

    I can concur with what you say about the WD and Seagate. From my research on the Web the WDs are predominantly more reliable, and Seagates have been consistently unreliable.

    In response to your other post, I would prefer the portability and USB power of the WD passport, but in your opinion why do you prefer the externally powered disks, the USB powered ones don't cause any performance hit on the Wii do they?

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    @Wiileet

    I am inclined to go for the disk on amazon as well as it is the same price as the 320GB Passport, but you get 180GB extra.

    The My book is available in Premium , Essential, Home and Studio editions. Is there any advantage to getting one over another, I was thinking of going for the essential, the others appear to be slightly more expensive.
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