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    Unhappy hard drives keep breaking

    hi have had three portable hard disks one WD and two imogea. They have all been working great instaled about 30 games using wbfts manager and some using disks. They keep breaking dont know why has anybody else had problems? when i start Gx loader it cant see any games and asks to format drive again tried connecting the harddrive to the computer and wbfts manger asks to format the harddrive too. Should i invest in a drive not powered by the usb are these more reliable

    I am on 4.2 and also have a Wikey2 thanks Mark

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    you can do a couple of things...

    1. Take one of the hdd and format it to NTFS and use it on your computer for awhile and see if you have the same problems... if you do then you have a bunch of "Lemon" drives... SRY

    2. Also when you are playing a game do not shut down the wii or the hdd before you exit out... because when you are playing a game and then shut off the hdd or the wii in the middle of the game the hdd and wii are exchanging info and if you kill that connection you might corrupt the data on the hdd... just like windows always tells you to eject the drive before you remove it...


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    I also thought my portable WD drive broke. As it turns out the usb connection to the drive itself is shitty. It's hard to explain but I had to put pressure to one side of the usb at the drive up or down - not in harder and it works all the time now.

    After the second day of having it - the computer and wii wouldn't recognize it anymore - until I fidgeted with the connector.

    So I have my hdd on top of my wii laying down sideways and where the usb from the drive comes out - I just lay a tv remote at the connection to keep little pressure on it.

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    I would change to non portable drives. Mains powered one's are also cheaper. Not sure in UK but seagate do a 500gb sold on amazon for under £50. I use one on my kids wii. And have also set up other people with them and none have ever had problems.
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    yes i thought the WD connection was rubbish i got an imogea one when the wd stopped working which has a good solid usb connection.

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    I had a bunch of problems with my HDD and usb loader gx... turned out it was all partition related.
    you might want to check out the partitions on your hard drive on your pc:
    start menu> settings> control panel> administrative tools>
    computer management> disk management

    check the partitions, how many, what format, etc...

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    yes i think it may be caused by the hard drive not shuting down properly when exiting games as it was making a noise when i turned it back on. it has happened when my wife has been using the wii my 5 yr old has never had a problem

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by fortyfive View Post
    it has happened when my wife has been using the wii my 5 yr old has never had a problem

    thats the funny part.... lol

    (no disrespect)

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    My problem was that when you first go into usb loader gx, it asks you to format a partition to wbfs, well I formatted the EISA partition accidentally which is less than a 1gb in space.
    So when I tried to install games on it, there wasn't enough room and I had to make another partition. For some reason usb loader didnt recognize that second partition because it wasnt the primary partition... so no games.
    I ended up having to delete the EISA Partition and reformat a primary partition.

    If you used WBFS Manager to install some games and the partition you formatted was too small, wbfs manager might have created a its own partition to install the games to. Theres no prob with this, you just might want to change your primary partition to the one with your games on it. You can do this in the usb loader settings.

    Remember this is just one possibility of other probs you might have...

    Hope I helped

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