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Thread: Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD (softmod only)

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    @j4str - 400GB should allow you to have about 200 games. I agree that should be plenty; it's hard to think of having more than say 50 or so games that you would regularly want to play over the time.

    @Shike-because you were able to connect an external USB HDD, the problem looks more like incompatible USB flash drives. Try one that is definitely known to work. The higher quality flash drives tend to do the best (no surprise there, eh?). Also, flash drives are seen by the PC as a removeble media and therefore partitioning is not allowed. To partition a USB flash drive, one needs an application that flips the media ID bit. This is discussed a couple of times in this thread; search if you need that. Good luck to you.

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    Two questions: I have a HDD connected to the Wii, and it stays on all the time (when the yellow light is on on the Wii). When I hold the power button and completely turn the Wii off (red light), the HDD also turns off. My question is, is it ok to leave the HDD on for days at a time? Secondly, should I ever unplug the HDD when the Wii is on?

    Also wanted to say that this guide was a great help to me, as was the softmodding guide.
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    Your HDD is not receiving a powerdown signal because your Wii is set to enter standby mode. Standby mode is that orange light and is actually not a good thing for your Wii either. You are probably getting some heat buildup. There have been reports of Wiis left in standby mode that developed graphic board problems that were attributed to excessive heat.

    I hope you also installed Priiloader and enable the hack that blocks online updates? Sometimes, if one has previously enable some automatic setting, WiiConnect24 can then retain the auto-approval and accept the Nintendo system update request automatically.

    So, HDDs can be left on for days if not overheated and not kept spinning at that time. The Wii, however, will actually do worse because of its own heat issues coupled with the heat from the HDD. These are risk tendencies not absolutes so nothing suggests your system will degrade rapidly if nothing is done.

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    Quick question: after I load my iso's to my HDD, can I delete them from the cpu's hard drive? Thanks

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    you can delete them, if you don't want too keep it, being taking up so much steps
    or you can back them up ina disc, your choice

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    I would definitely back them up to disk or something. You don't know how many times ppl come here withissues and endup having to reformat or something and loose their games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Your HDD is not receiving a powerdown signal because your Wii is set to enter standby mode. Standby mode is that orange light and is actually not a good thing for your Wii either. You are probably getting some heat buildup. There have been reports of Wiis left in standby mode that developed graphic board problems that were attributed to excessive heat.

    I hope you also installed Priiloader and enable the hack that blocks online updates? Sometimes, if one has previously enable some automatic setting, WiiConnect24 can then retain the auto-approval and accept the Nintendo system update request automatically.

    So, HDDs can be left on for days if not overheated and not kept spinning at that time. The Wii, however, will actually do worse because of its own heat issues coupled with the heat from the HDD. These are risk tendencies not absolutes so nothing suggests your system will degrade rapidly if nothing is done.
    Cool, I just turned off standby mode. I also turned off Wii Connect 24. I've had it on standby mode for two or so years now, always wondered why my Wii was much hotter than other consoles. :/

    Many thanks.

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    I would definitely back them up to disk or something. You don't know how many times ppl come here withissues and endup having to reformat or something and loose their games.
    Speaking of this, when I plugged my external HDD into my computer and tried to access the drive via "my computer", it wouldn't allow me because it said the drive needed to be formatted.

    However, I can access the drive just fine with WBFS manager 3.0. Maybe it's because I only formatted the drive in WBFS? Should I have also formatted the drive through my computer?

    Under the rules of this guide (formatting the HDD, 5b) it says choose NOT to format when creating a new partition through the PC. Got me a bit nervous.
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    When you create the first partition intended for WBFS formatting, that partition is not be formatted as the WBFS Manager does that. The PC OS cannot recognized and manage a WBFS-formatted drive or partition. The drive should show on the drive list as Local drive. The guide takes care the the WBFS partition first and then allows for return to the other partitions, if created, and for those to be formatted as whatever PC format is desired.

    A small FAT32 partition was mentioned as a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod_Axel View Post
    anyone have any links to iso please
    You must be looking for a ban from the mods here on wiihacks --- read the site rules here.

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    .....oh ya that rule
    Whatever >_>

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