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    Hard Drive problems

    My hard drive is a 475GB WD Passport. I plug it in but none of my USB loaders will recognize it. I have USB Loader GX, Wii Flow and Configurable USB Loader. Wii flow doesn't recognize it when I start it with the Hard Drive plugged in, but if I unplug it and and put it back in then it will work. But it won't work for USB Loader GX and Config. USB Loader. Its in port 0, and it worked with an 8GB USB. Is there a special USB loader that is more likely to start a larger hard drive?

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    Some hard drives just work better than others, its obviously having an issue initialising, its the dive on the USB compatibility list? And what format is it in?

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    My HDD is not on the list, the only one in the 400GB Western Digital section is 400GB, not 475, and working perfectly. When I go to check my drive, it has neither FAT or NTSC or whichever, and it says there is 0 bytes out of 0 bytes being used, but I formatted it with WBFS Mangager, the same one I used with my USB. I think it was FAT32 before I formatted it though.
    Last edited by bomberswarm2; 09-05-2012 at 01:27 AM.

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    Sounds like it is formatted to wbfs, there is a good chance formatted to fat32 u will have better results. Firstly though, make sure the drive is marked as primary and active in windows disk management

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    Does it specifically say 475 GB on the package? Most drives don't have the exact capacity listed or advertised due to many reasons. I'm better that your drive *may* be categorized as a 500 GB drive, although, I could be wrong....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDaddy View Post
    Does it specifically say 475 GB on the package? Most drives don't have the exact capacity listed or advertised due to many reasons. I'm better that your drive *may* be categorized as a 500 GB drive, although, I could be wrong....
    I don't have the package and the size is not listed on the drive. But when I plug it into my computer and use the WD Passport manager, it says that the drive is 475Gb.

    EDIT: I Googled the product code, it is 500GB

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