I have also had problems with my transcend 320 GB. I got mine before christmas sometime and spent days trying to get it to work and like the previous post, the only program that would work was WiiBackupManager along with Neogammer. I couldn't get any other loaders to work, and I tried almost all of them. I wasn't happy with how Neogammer worked because I couldn't get all games to load, so I ended up getting a 500 gb Seagate Freeagent Go (which works flawlessly with anything I throw at it) and now use my transcend to backup pictures.
My results with hddscan seem to confirm everyone elses results here with my phsyical sector size of 4096 bytes. I did have a 160 GB transcend for a family member that worked perfectly and have been scratching my head ever since trying to figure out why my 320 GB did not work. This may be why. Thank you for posting your results here.
LBA Support Yes
ATA Version 8
Logical Sector Size 512 bytes
Physical Sector Size 4096 bytes
My transcend is identified by hddscan as a samsung HM321HI.
Last edited by jjfro9; 01-15-2010 at 05:44 PM.
FWIW, i just tried using FAT32 instead of WBFS and using Configurable USB Loader (which can load backup games off of FAT32) and I get a Exception ISI occurred stack dump. Oh well...
Just tried using NTFS instead of WBFS and using WBFS Backup Manager 0.3.3 to transfer files and USB Loader GX 874 to load the ISO: no good. Looks like only NeoGamma and USB Loader (waninkoko) are able to cope with physical sectors of 4096.
That's it: I give up.
Well done, you identified the reason finally =)
New Transcend drives come with "Windows 7 compatibility logo". And they don't work. Maybe it's the second point.
As for me, i changed it for WD. Works perfectly.
If it is possible for you, try to bring it back. It's much easier than dancing around it =D
The 250GB Transcend drive comes with the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo but still works fine.
@sebbino: I think that's the point: the 250 gb ones do indeed work; it's the 320 gb HM321HI ones that are the problem.
@Shokolad: Yup - I dug out an old 500 gb Wd mybook drive that had been gathering dust and it's worked absolutely fine. So I now have a drop-proof 320 gb drive that I carry around with me. TBH, I still find it odd that some usb loaders support 4096 bytes per physical sector (including waninoko's) but other don't. Oh well..
i got a Transcend StoreJet 320gb works fine with wbfs so i got another it came up with the same prob as yours would not format so i took it out of caddy put it in another caddy it works fine i think it is the caddy circuit board thats at fault
@buzz01: for us to continue to diagose the problem, you'll need to tell us the number of bytes per physical sector before and after using a new caddy (as per the earlier posts). Also, the exact model of caddy you're now using would be useful.
Hi, how do you create the partition? I can't, I only can create NTFS.
Originally Posted by mossywell
Well, I can't speak english so i dont unsderstand well
Last edited by 13colonias; 01-29-2010 at 07:53 PM.