hdd runs slow or freezes on PC and Wii
I modded (thanx to you guys) over a year ago...originally I had figured I'd just run the games via backup disc, but my drive has failed on me...all I get is a disc error 1167 which I believe to be related to a drive issue...I have 5 kids so I wouldn't be surprised if they knocked it over and jarred the drive or something like that...it worked fine and then no discs would read (even fresh new burns) and it was all of a sudden, so I imagine its a physical issue with the drive...no one updated anything and heck, I don't even get online, so no chance the kids did something funky there
what I did (even though I should've just replaced the unit and did a fresh mod) was to attach an external drive and run through the Configurable USB Loader...I figure its nice to have the kids choose from a list of available games on the drive as opposed to flippin thru dozens of discs that will inevitably need replacing as they get used more often...this was a pain but your site led me to properly install and format everything nicely
now I have a WD 1.5tb HDD, about 1tb is wbfs formatted and the rest is NTSC...without a working Wii drive, I can't rip the games to the HDD so I am reacquiring them and transferring them from the NTSC partition in ISO format to WBFS in the WBFS partition...all worked well (though I wish I could just rip all the games I already had on disc)
now that the background info is established, here comes the wrinkle in paradise...I have approx. 100 games on the WBFS partition...this is a small fraction of the space allocated...the NTSC partition is also far from full...however just recently, the games are lagging hard in between levels...an example would be Mariokart...it loads alright, and you can select the profile and the cc and cup, but it takes almost a solid minute to go from one race to the next...New Super Mario freezes at one spot where it didn't before...it never does load the next level, but stays frozen on the black screen where it should be loading the next stage...I never experienced this and see nothing in the forums
the problem extends to the PC as well...where it is a huge drive, the autoplay feature takes forever to run, but trying to download to that drive takes forever...my bit torrent client is ridiculously sow when doing anything related to that drive...it doesn't hesitate when I am downloading to my native c drive, but when downloading to the HDD it crawls...I imagine whatever is causing the game lag/freeze issues is the same thing that causes the slow performance on the PC as well...I tried to transfer Wii Sports (which is a very small wbfs size) and shouldn't take but a minute to transfer from the ISO file to the WBFS format on the WBFS partition, but if I let it run it would take over an hour just for that one very small game!!!
does anyone know anything about this type of problem? I've searched all over this site, and then I even searched the rest of the net for any relevant info, but alas I have found nothing...I know that if there is anyone who knows anything, they're here somewhere...I did everything I could do before posting here and I apologize if another topic covers this already but after a few days of headache, I give up...please help me...I got 5 kids who desperately want to play on the Wii...after getting their hopes up with this HDD and having it work perfectly for a week or so, the dissappointment is brutal...I am forever grateful to anyone who can help me help my kids...thanx in advance friends
P.S. I only have the one external so I can't try using another HDD to check for similar issues...any help making my HDD or even the disc drive work the way it should would be greatly appreciated...thanx to all who have done so much here...in a worst case, I'll buy another Wii and start over again...at least I know I can handle that because I got great instructions from the most knowledgable folks in cyberspace...cheers!!!:cool: