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    USB power. Worked on the Wii. Fails to load on IOS222 so I doubt it's power. It's a 2.5" drive... Not like I am plugging in a SAN to my Wii U

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentfazexx
    USB power. Worked on the Wii. Fails to load on IOS222 so I doubt it's power. It's a 2.5" drive... Not like I am plugging in a SAN to my Wii U
    Wii U does not like USB powered drives.

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    Fail, Fail, Fail......

    Quote Originally Posted by vWii Guide - Things you MUST KNOW
    - The HDD used to hold your game backups MUST BE EXTERNALLY POWERED. (Meaning it has its own power supply that plugs into an outlet) The Wii U does not supply enough power to completely run an external HDD.


    222 has nothing to do with it. The Wii U just plain
    DOES NOT supply enough power to run an external HDD. Each port only provides up to 500 mA. A usb powered drive takes at least 1 Amp (1000 mA)

    Whats really annoying is that we went over so many different possibilities, and you said you read the guide over and over again. Grrrrrr.......

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    Would a Y cable possibly help his issue? Or does he just need a new HDD.

    Also, curiosity here, the Wii U can't power a USB powered HDD but it can still use USB flash sticks correct?

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    So why did I see someone use a flash drive with success? A 2.5" drive doesn't need much more than that...

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    A HDD has a motor and moving parts, a flash drive is solid state. Huge energy difference...

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    A Y cable may or may not work. From experience, I have a WD 320 usb powered that would not work even with a Y cable. I had to get creative (I have an electronics background) and splice up a cable to run the power from an old cell phone 1 Amp USB charger. Works great now lol.

    Look, the whole reason I put that in the guide is because it is a crap shoot if the Y cable will work or not. We can run thru software diagnostics and changes all day long, but in the end it doesn't matter if the hardware power requirements are not being met. If someone wants to try using a Y cable, go for it. Or if someone wants to make one like what I did, go for that too. The point is that Im not going to even try to support USB powered HDDs in the guide because its not something that readily can be diagnosed as to whether it will work or not. Too many variables come into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjizzle
    A Y cable may or may not work. From experience, I have a WD 320 usb powered that would not work even with a Y cable. I had to get creative (I have an electronics background) and splice up a cable to run the power from an old cell phone 1 Amp USB charger. Works great now lol.

    Look, the whole reason I put that in the guide is because it is a crap shoot if the Y cable will work or not. We can run thru software diagnostics and changes all day long, but in the end it doesn't matter if the hardware power requirements are not being met. If someone wants to try using a Y cable, go for it. Or if someone wants to make one like what I did, go for that too. The point is that Im not going to even try to support USB powered HDDs in the guide because its not something that readily can be diagnosed as to whether it will work or not. Too many variables come into play.
    FYI I use a Iomega 500gb drive that comes with a double plug and it works

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    So why is the Wii saying it doesn't have cIOS222? If it were a power issue, wouldn't it just say "derp derp I no see no drive!"

    Plus, the U has external power anyway, do the USB ports not get normal power like everything else?

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    What you've got here, @agentfazexx, is a guide telling you that something wont work. We craft our guides based on our experiences to attempt to disseminate accurate information. In addition, you've got a bunch of people here reinforcing the point.... yet you still are questioning the minuta? We're really trying here to give you good advice and remain friendly, but even we have limits.

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