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    USB Loader GX won't recognize HDD unless its powered On after Wii

    Well, the subject pretty much explains my issue. I have a WD MyBook Home Edition drive, and the only way USBLoader GX (or any other loader) will "see" the drive and run is if I power the HDD On after powering on the Wii. Easy enough for me to do, but when the kids come into the bedroom at 6 AM on the weekends wanting to play the Wii, I have to get up and go down to power up everything in the correct order (the kids are too young - I don't want them messing with power plugs).

    Is there any setting in Priiloader, USBLoader GX, or other where you can perhaps cycle the USB port Off and then back On (or something similar)?

    I suppose I can get one of those extension cords that has an on/off switch and teach the kids to use that, but I was hoping for a more elegant solution.

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    i have that problem with my Iomega HDD. After i changed to a WD it hasn't been an issue. hmmmm....... sorry all I can do is confirm this error, and I don't have a solution.

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    What model WD do you have?

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    gbonawitz, your WD MyBook Home Edition is 500gb or 1tb? i read that the MyBook Home editions are not 100% compatible and sometime they really bother with some issues =/
    is it in 1 whole partition or theres more partitions?

    i have a WD My Passport Essential 500gb 2.5 in 2 partitions (300gb PC and 200gb Wii), and i never have a problem. its seens to be the perfect hdd, never heard of any issues with it... and its perfect for the kids, i now that! i have 3 here! ^^

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    Same issue with 500GB MyBook. It's something to do with the Wii not being able to pull the drive out of stanby/sleep mode. No advice on getting it to work though.

    Hopefully someone around here has an idea, because it's a huge P.I.T.A.

    BTW, running 4.1/CIOS38r17 (tried 14-17) and Hermes 222r4, USBLoaderGX last 30 or so versions. None of that seems to matter one way or the other.

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    I was having similar issues with the same drive(500gb WD My Book) I would have to turn on the drive after turning on my wii or it would not work otherwise and when i got it to work the drive would go into sleep move.

    I bought a 320gb passport and it fixed all of my issues.

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    Also having the same issue with my MyBook 500GB Hard Drive.

    It's just rather frustrating and defeats the purpose of not having to get up to put a disc in the wii, if I have to get up and restart the Hard Drive.

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    You guys do know (this for future reference if nothing else) we have a USB HD compatibility thread here, right? Just makin' sure everyone's aware...

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