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    Exclamation Wii HDD Overheat?

    Hello! I just bought a Hard drive for my wii so i can play games off them, and as you all may know, the HDD stays on whenever the wii is off, so i was wondering if that will cause it to Overheat/lock-up. Will it overheat with the wii powered off?

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    If it's usb powered, just turn off connect24 in your wii settings and it will power off with the wii

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    If it's usb powered, just turn off connect24 in your wii settings and it will power off with the wii
    Oh ok, and could you tell me the risk of how a hard drive can lock-up/Overheat while playing games on it or anything?

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    Unlikely unless your drive really sucks and is old as dirt. I've never had one overheat.

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    I've never had a single harddrive (external/internal) lock up from heat or being on for too long.
    I never used one for Wii backups but it being in the computer should be the same I guess.

    I've had my computer on for multiple days in a row now and then and no problems. If you're really worried you could always hook up a little fan aimed to the drive.
    Though it shouldn't be needed unless your drive is malfunctioning.
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    I have a pc in my garage that hasn't been turned off for 3 months. I doubt the wii makes the hard drive work harder than a pc, that's a good point.

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    Oh ok, Thanks guys!

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    I was told a long time ago either here or on GBA temp that your HD is more likely to overheat if it doesnt have its own power supply. I heard its better to get one that doesnt pull power from wii is better for it, weither or not this is true i cant say, but it made sense so i got a 1tb WD with ac power. and it cuts off/on with wii no probs

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    Well it depends, is your connect24 off?

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    If your HDD gets its power from the USB port of your Wii, you may overheat your Wii.

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