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    Hi Guys,

    Looking to buy an external USB that can hold around 100 games, Would really appreciate if you can advise me what to buy.

    Cheers, Lee.

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    To be safe figure about 4gb per game. I would get a western digital 500gb, but make sure the model is on the compatibility list first.

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    500 gb should be plenty, look here for compatibility or here too.
    Not sure where you are but staples has a 500gb seagate on sale this week for $50

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    To be safe figure about 4gb per game. I would get a western digital 500gb, but make sure the model is on the compatibility list first.
    Just what I was going to say.

    Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential Hard Drive - eBay (item 360309735097 end time Nov-12-10 03:06:27 PST)

    I use that one, it's small in size (the size of a passport) and only needs a miniusb cable to plug in (included obv)

    None of that socket crap so you save a bit of noise and a fraction of your electricity bill.

    It is compatible with every game to my knowledge.

    Got a good rating on the compatibility website too which is why I bought it.
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    A usb hdd with an external power source is best, I have seen a few member report their Wii overheated while using a usb hdd that is power thru the usb port. I have a DVD player with a usb port on it, plugged in a usb hdd without an external power source, and it blew a circut breaker in my DVD player. So, if it don't have an external power source then it may be worth comparing current draw the different types of usb hdd's like that, to see which one draws the least current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    A usb hdd with an external power source is best, I have seen a few member report their Wii overheated while using a usb hdd that is power thru the usb port. I have a DVD player with a usb port on it, plugged in a usb hdd without an external power source, and it blew a circut breaker in my DVD player. So, if it don't have an external power source then it may be worth comparing current draw the different types of usb hdd's like that, to see which one draws the least current.
    If it's all about the amount of power used then why wouldn't a powered USB hub work? The drive would be powered from it and not the Wii.....just a random thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    If it's all about the amount of power used then why wouldn't a powered USB hub work? The drive would be powered from it and not the Wii.....just a random thought...
    are you refering to a powered usb hub, that would go good with a portable usb hdd.

    the reason I mention a usb hdd with an external power source is, I haven't seen it recently, but, on a few occasions in the past I have seen members posting of missing pixels on the screen while playing games. It was determined that a usb hdd that was powered thru the usb port was overheating the Wii, causing the GPU to overheat, which in turn would lose pixels. If something like that is not corrected quickly, then the GPU damage may be permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    A usb hdd with an external power source is best, I have seen a few member report their Wii overheated while using a usb hdd that is power thru the usb port. I have a DVD player with a usb port on it, plugged in a usb hdd without an external power source, and it blew a circut breaker in my DVD player. So, if it don't have an external power source then it may be worth comparing current draw the different types of usb hdd's like that, to see which one draws the least current.

    That is interesting to know.. I'll assume mine is one of the safe ones because I constantly have mine on most days. But i will definetely start turning my wii off at night after hearing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    A usb hdd with an external power source is best, I have seen a few member report their Wii overheated while using a usb hdd that is power thru the usb port. I have a DVD player with a usb port on it, plugged in a usb hdd without an external power source, and it blew a circut breaker in my DVD player. So, if it don't have an external power source then it may be worth comparing current draw the different types of usb hdd's like that, to see which one draws the least current.
    I didn't know this either. Externally powered hdd's are usually cheaper than usb powered anyways. Good to know.

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    When my DVD player blew the circut breaker I was watching a movie that was over 2 hours long, so it took quite a while. I thought the DVD player took a dump, but the next morning it was powered back up. BTW, my DVD player does not read a NTFS partition.

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