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    Question Western Digital My Book Essential Model No. WDH1U10000

    Hi;

    I have a Wii with Divekey installed but thanks to NSMB I also began getting into softmoding my Wii.

    Now I am very interested in using a USB HDD and need help to make the right choice with the HDD selection.

    I have read the compatibility list and I am contemplating to get the Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 2.0 1 TB External hard drive Model No. WDH1U10000.

    I am choosing it because, (a) I can buy a Recertified unit for only $95.00, (b) it is 1TB and (c) it seems Western Digital is the way to go here.

    1) Does anyone have experience with this drive? Is it recommended?

    2) Also, when I shop it around the model number comes up as WDH1U10000N (Note the extera letter N at the end!!!). Is this the same drive?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have the 500GB version and it works okay. The only caveat is that you have to manually power it down everytime you turn off the Wii or it won't be detected next time you power up. It's a pain, but it'll do for now. (4.1, USB Loader GX).

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaulz View Post
    I have the 500GB version and it works okay. The only caveat is that you have to manually power it down everytime you turn off the Wii or it won't be detected next time you power up. It's a pain, but it'll do for now. (4.1, USB Loader GX).
    ive got the 1TB version with 2 partitions, NTFS to use with pc for movies, music and software & WBFS for wii iso's, i don't have to power it down manually, i hot swap too without any issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambo1082 View Post
    ive got the 1TB version with 2 partitions, NTFS to use with pc for movies, music and software & WBFS for wii iso's, i don't have to power it down manually, i hot swap too without any issues
    I understand you need to partition the 1TB units or its an issue. What is the largest partition you can have for Wii?

    Also, did you note my Model number question? Is the N at the end right or its a different drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esabet View Post
    I understand you need to partition the 1TB units or its an issue. What is the largest partition you can have for Wii?

    Also, did you note my Model number question? Is the N at the end right or its a different drive?
    i dont know what the largest partition size you can have is, but i read here that someone has made a 50GB fat and 880GB wbfs partitions *EDIT*<sorry thats for the WD eliments>*EDIT*. WDH1U10000 is the order number, the model number is WD10000H1U-00 (this is the one i have).

    the N at the end of the order number is for the region;
    * Order/Model Number US: WDH1U10000N
    * Order/Model Number Europe/Middle East/Africa: WDH1U10000E
    * Order/Model Number Australia/New Zealand: WDH1U10000A
    * Order/Model Number Multi-City Asia: WDH1U10000S
    * Order/Model Number Japan: WDH1U10000J.
    Last edited by jamboT3N82; 11-24-2009 at 05:39 AM.

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    I dont have the WD drive, I have the Seagate FreeAgent, i had the issue of having to power off the drive to get it to work. After the IOS 38 upgrade all these issues went away anf the drive works perfect, so I don't think you will have any issues.

    As for formatting - well I did the entire 1TB formatted as WBFS no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esabet View Post
    Hi;

    I have a Wii with Divekey installed but thanks to NSMB I also began getting into softmoding my Wii.

    Now I am very interested in using a USB HDD and need help to make the right choice with the HDD selection.

    I have read the compatibility list and I am contemplating to get the Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 2.0 1 TB External hard drive Model No. WDH1U10000.

    I am choosing it because, (a) I can buy a Recertified unit for only $95.00, (b) it is 1TB and (c) it seems Western Digital is the way to go here.

    1) Does anyone have experience with this drive? Is it recommended?

    2) Also, when I shop it around the model number comes up as WDH1U10000N (Note the extera letter N at the end!!!). Is this the same drive?

    Thanks in advance.
    i have this and it works perfect for me cant go wrong good choice drive

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    There are lots of recertified units on the market, what's the deal? Are these prone to go bad??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpa View Post
    I dont have the WD drive, I have the Seagate FreeAgent, i had the issue of having to power off the drive to get it to work. After the IOS 38 upgrade all these issues went away anf the drive works perfect, so I don't think you will have any issues.
    Don't think that's the issue. Checked and I've got the newest version of IOS38. Bummer, got my hopes up.


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    Just realized you're probably talking about cIOS 38 r15. Probably not going to try that until the official release. Thanks though, hopefully it'll fix the issue.
    Last edited by smaulz; 11-27-2009 at 09:29 PM.

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    HI Everyone, WD 1TB My Book Essentials are the best choice m8. I have been using mine very happily for around 6 months...very compatable!

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