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    Wii crashes when unplugging usb hdd

    I'm using a Seagate FreeAgent Go 640gb portable hdd that is connected to 1 of the back usb ports (also powered by it).

    The issue that im seeing is, if I unplug the usb hdd from the wii, while the wii is still on, it will crash/freeze the wii. Then I have to hold the power button down on the wii to turn it off.

    Is this a common issue? Anyone know a way to get around it? I'd like to be able to freely unplug the hdd from the wii so i can plug it into my pc and add more files while the wii is still on but it always seems to crash.

    Thanks guys.

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    edit: just wanted to add that I have no other problems using this harddrive. i have 10gb partitioned to FAT32 to run my homebrew and apps, and the rest is partitioned to WDFS for the wii backups. thx
    Last edited by necrosays; 12-18-2009 at 04:22 PM.

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    it is not a good idea to unplug it when your wii is powered up. The same as it is not good to unplug one from windows on your pc. Unless you use the safely remove hard ware option on the pc, Power down wii first as it does not have the safely remove hardware option.

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    but why would it crash the wii if the harddrive is not being used? I would understand if it crashed while I was using the harddrive, but it is not being used when I'm in the wii system menu.

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    I would just say that it plain doesn't like it. Also the HD will be working even though you are not using it. Just unplugging could cause the read and write heads to crash on a platter which could render your HD useless.

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