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    Ok so its not quite beer and skittles, once you have powered on and selected IOS249 it will report your HDD need formatting, at this point you exit the program and run it again - this time its ok.

    You can only run 1 game and then you need to reboot the wii and do the entire procedure again else all you get is a black screen.

    But still its better than a kick in the gonads.

    Also Version 600 of USB LOADER GX seems worse than 516 because 600 does not report the hard drive capacity correct.

    If anyone else has a Seagate FreeAgent - plz feel free to offer advice and experiences here.

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    Uloader 2.1 using ios222 does not suffer from the 1 game hit rule, so once you have it recognice the drive were laughing
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    Check this out it's a list of drives. Not sure if this is the seagate you have but it suggest that you plug in the hdd after you load USB loader. Just click on the 1tb link at the top.

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    Hi yes I did see that and its true - I have to turn the drive on just before I want the program to detect it.

    I have seen other reports that say the drive does not work at all - lol so I figured I needed to see for myself.

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    I had a Seagate 750 GB and it worked once. I could never again get the Wii to recognize it. Seems like the initial plug in would work and then never again (no matter the plug/unplug combo).

    Switched to 1TB WD and works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpa View Post
    There is a slight procedure to get it to work.
    1) Pull the power lead from the drive.
    2) Boot the wii
    3) start USB loader from dash
    4) power up drive
    5) Press A to select USB Mass Storage Drive
    6) Enjoy
    I know this is 100% not helpful. but I can't help at pointing out the fact if you would've simply looked at the list of devices before buying one, two things would've happened.

    A. you probably wouldn't have bought that.
    B. you would've known about that problem/solution

    For everyone else,

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    I tried the SG free agent a couple of months ago, it gave a few ret- 1 errors with most loaders. 1.5 was the best one but after a few hours the HDD would not be in sync with the Wii and froze. I was on the end of believeing that a HDD with an external power supply may be the issue, once I switched back to seagate free agent go, it was fine and again with another seagate dual usb and it worked fine. I tried with another 1 TB WD My book with external power and got the same results as the 1TB free agent.

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    I use a Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk , I bought mine back in April or May, the compatibility list showed green, but a few days later it was changed to yellow, just my luck. I use the same process to get mine to work. Turn on Wii, wait for menu to show, then power up HDD. Also, if booting a usb loader from homebrew channel, I have to turn on Wii (HDD off), select homebrew channel, then power up HDD. You may also want to change the spindown time of your Seagate FreeAgent Desk, mine was set at 15 minutes as default. Use the software that came with your seagate to change that, if you deleted it you can Download it from Seagate. If you don't change that you will find that if you step away from your Wii for longer than 15 minutes and come back to play it, your game will freeze. I plugged my HDD into a power strip with a power switch on it, that way I just turn on the switch to power up the seagate, got tired of reaching behind the HDD everytime I wanted to power it up.

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    Hi guys,

    thanks for sharing your experiances, I can live with the deley power on trick. On a side note I did check the drive list, and did know of the problem, altho I read posts suggesting that the FreeAgent software solved the issue, which it does not.

    My original problem was the (ret = - 1) error, after I got whe wii to accept the cIOS it worked. So long as the drive continues to work whilst in a game I'm cool with it, if it starts freezing on me because of spin down I'll have to get another.

    I have set the software to never spin down.

    Would be nice to get it 100% maybe in future IOS ?

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