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    hey i have an internal hard drive connected to my with a cord i got from an external dvd drive. so its like an internal external hard drive. could i backup my wii games on it? the model is Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB.

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    The HD itself will probably work, but you'd at best be taking a shot in the dark (if memory serves, there are two components to keep in mind: the HD and the controller aka USB support circuitry/compatibility built into what is popularly refered to as the "enclosure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    The HD itself will probably work, but you'd at best be taking a shot in the dark (if memory serves, there are two components to keep in mind: the HD and the controller aka USB support circuitry/compatibility built into what is popularly refered to as the "enclosure."
    so it probably wont work? {DARN}... is it worth trying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonker View Post
    so it probably wont work? {DARN}... is it worth trying?
    u have put the device together already didnt you??? does it work on your PC??? then i think ittl do fine on ur wii
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baatobaat View Post
    u have put the device together already didnt you??? does it work on your PC??? then i think ittl do fine on ur wii
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight... so the purpose of our and/or the wiki's compatibility lists of devices would be?

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    i have a cheap fujitsu 60gb(old laptop) with a $10 enclosure of ebay..working better then 320wd external

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    Cile:

    Falls under that mentioned "shot in the dark" aka you got lucky; my comments were not meant to discourage the OP, but rather some very large blanket assumptions by another participant on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight... so the purpose of our and/or the wiki's compatibility lists of devices would be?

    yes but im saying he can ask questions for half an hour or justt plug it in and see
    the list is for if u wanna buy one
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    I agree

    i was just putting it out there...i went with 320WD external when i soft modded then broke the laptop and tested the hdd...

    Go for External(Western digital)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baatobaat View Post
    yes but im saying he can ask questions for half an hour or justt plug it in and see
    the list is for if u wanna buy one
    Might want to actually say that next time, OK?

    The list, last I checked, doesn't have the qualifier of "for people who wish to purchase new!" The list covers HDs (older and newer models) and the enclosures (older and newer models). I have a Mad Dog USB/Firewire enclosure I bought several years ago; I tested it as it was equipment ON HAND and it worked fine. I later opted for the smaller, sleeker WD 2.5 500gb HD.

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