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    Transcend 500GB StoreJet 25M3 compatibile with wii?

    I hope I`m posting in the right forum - if not, please accept my apology.
    I`d like to know whether the Transcend 500GB StoreJet 25M3 hard disk has any known issues with wii.
    It`s a friend`s console, so I don`t have all the information as yet such as which IOS is installed. A fresh IOS was installed a couple of days ago in a shop with the purpose of playing games from a usb drive and i believe homebrew is installed, too. (I am given to understand running syscheck from a sd card is the fastest way of telling which version is the IOS and Homebrew channel)
    The friend has the above mentioned brand. Should I recommend trying to exchange it for another?

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    Wow, wish we had a compatibility guide where users could submit their findings as to whether individual drives/controllers are compatible or not...

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    Thanks Nightstah. Yes, having visited this guide previously I could find no reference to the M3 version of this HDD. Only reference is to the M2 version which is according to this guide compatible only with IOS236. I wonder whether that implies such is the case with the M3 version, too...

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    Compatibility really comes down to the CONTROLLER rather than the drive itself in 99% of cases. In other words, I'd not take that as gospel. The 320gb equivalent worked here, the 250gb one here worked for that user, and then another 320gb one here had issues for the user.

    Keep in mind, as cIOS development as progressed, some of the findings may be considered "dated" by nowadays standards...

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    Oh... thanks for these examples, nightstash. I gather I had better have a crack at it and see what gives. What do you mean by the `controller`, please ? Would that be a piece of software such as the usb loader or the operating system?

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    Think of it this way. A lot of modern hard drives combined with an enclosure are in fact, SATA drives. There's USB->SATA<-USB circuitry there. The Wii features USB2.0 so there's some hardware that "on the fly" converts USB input or output to SATA input/output. The hardware that lets a device speak or listen to another device (hard drive to Wii, for example) is considered the controller.

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    Thanks for explaining that. Understanding now that compatibility is decided by hardware specs, I may guess there`s little or no wiggle room for using various software solutions to compensate for any communication issues, and so, am I right by stating that I am bound to discover quite instantaneously once I hook it up, of course, whether this HDD is compatible with this specific wii setup?

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    So long as you've confirmed you have a matching cIOS report to what's given as an example in the "Softmod ANY Wii" guide, yes. If you wish to know how to do this yourself (which, in turn makes you a better user), directions on generating a SysCheck can be found here.

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    I`ll run syscheck today and be back to report. Many thanks, nightstash, for your support so far, it has been very helpful.

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    When formatting a new harddrive and connecting it to wii on which there`s already installed a homebrew channel and a suitable wbfs operating system, which guide to follow, please? V`ve found this one:
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    Do you, perhaps recommend using another, nightstash, or would that be sufficient, please?
    Thank you
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