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    Setting up a external hard drive

    So I have been using the guides here, thank you for those with nice easy to follow guides. I have now successfully soft modded my wii. The next step is to find a nice external hard drive and then to configure it as well is load it with my backup's. I did look around but couldn't find anything. Is there anyone who can direct me in the correct and general direction.

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    try this out > http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-playing.html

    this will format your drive to fat32 to allow games and apps to be run from the hard drive
    Get this sorted then look up either wiigamemanager or wiibackupmanager (either will do) these will transfer your game backups to the hard drive
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    Thanks! Do you know if it can be any drive. I was looking at this one EXTERNAL 200 GIG USB HARD DRIVE - Moncton Computer Parts For Sale - Kijiji Moncton Canada.
    It's local and the price is $40 as you can see. Do you think this would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t2dj View Post
    Thanks! Do you know if it can be any drive. I was looking at this one EXTERNAL 200 GIG USB HARD DRIVE - Moncton Computer Parts For Sale - Kijiji Moncton Canada.
    It's local and the price is $40 as you can see. Do you think this would work?
    not all drives are compatible: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html or USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for what to get? Any that are faster than others ect?

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    The most compatible is Western digital (wd) passport drives
    I've used many different drive and not had a problem yet I think its just a lucky guess when getting a drive
    Ive used cheap drive enclosures of ebay and random old hard drive that where just lying around most work fine.
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    I can recommend do NOT get a Seagate FreeAgent Desk


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    Moving thread from Wii Site Business to newbie Discussion Forum. There are several site guides for setting up an external HDD both with links to the compatibiility lists. One with multiple partitions HERE and one with a single FAT32-formatted drive partition HERE.

    Please look more carefully for appropriate posting areas. Good luck with your HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    I can recommend do NOT get a Seagate FreeAgent Desk

    What problems have you had with this one? I set a friend up for usb loading and that's what he bought, it is working fine.

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    From an overall, not individual, perspective I can say that the reported experience for the Seagate is more problems getting it to work with the Wii, unstable compatibility, an seems to fail more often than the Western Digital HDDs. The easiest, most stable, and longer-lived tend to be the Western Digital Passports 320 and 500 GB, and the My Book and Digital Elements 1tb models. The newer Seagates 1 and 1.5 TB HDDs appear to be doing well, though, not the Freestyle Desk.

    No need to have your friend spend more money on another drive. As it is working, let's just hope your friend is one of the lucky ones. They don't all fail, just as a whole across multiple sites and our reports there are more problems.
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