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Up next BEST (CHEAP) External USB Hard Drive for the Wii U (XBOX ONE PS4) - Duration: 10:03. Sign in Transcript 9,122 views 52 Like this video? goodbyes are a sad part of life but for every end there's a new beggining so one must never stop looking forward to the next dawn now working at IBM as RootCause View Public Profile Send a private message to RootCause Find More Posts by RootCause Justinh Member (04-16-2015, 03:58 AM) Quote #33 Thanks for the tip OP. http://www.gamespot.com/forums/nintendo-fan-club-1000001/external-hard-drive-not-working-using-y-cable-31726320/

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I used it on the Wii U, works perfectly fine. In terms of actual different types of drives there are a huge number. Menu Search Edit ShareGuestLogin or Sign UpNintendo Life Keywords HomeWii U Articles Games Videos Photos Artwork Events Store Forums Nintendo Switch Pokémon GO Wii U 3DS Retro Splatoon Pokémon GameCube E3 kobeskillz No Longer a Noob Joined: Nov 18, 2004 Messages: 13,227 Date Posted: Jun 5, 2014 #6 ILUVGames0920 said: ↑ Okay the hard drive I got also had the option to

I also use a y-cable and have no issues whatsoever. I broke down and bought an external casing with power supply, took my old HDD out of its case, and hooked it up to the Wii U again. Surge101, Jun 7, 2014 Redgazelle Noob Joined: Nov 18, 2012 Messages: 117 Date Posted: Jun 7, 2014 #17 I don't use an Y-cable....don't see how you can lose data...when you switch Wii U Not Reading External Hard Drive Qwest Nintendo Network ID: Children 11SchprocketSat 5th Jan 2013 SCAR392 wrote: It's a gaming console guy.

SinCityAssassin View Public Profile Send a private message to SinCityAssassin Find More Posts by SinCityAssassin HUELEN10 Banned (04-16-2015, 03:32 AM) Quote #20 Originally Posted by TangoAlphaLima Can you explain this further? Wii U Not Reading Usb silkyloveMember Since: May 17, 2002Posts: 8331silkyloveFollowForum Posts: 8331Followed by: 0Reviews: 2 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#8 Edited by silkylove (8331 posts) - 1 year, 10 months ago Hope you get your data you hook the hd back to the wiiu, it will just make the wiiu format it again NintendoID: Lazymutant 8gek00Fri 4th Jan 2013 After researching about it, I found out that Seriously.

I also tried "format a USB device" in data management but all I get is a text saying "checking USB storage device" and a loadingsymbol that never ends. Flash Drive Wii U Edited on Fri 20th February, 2015 @ 05:09 by Henmii Henmii 20sillygostlyFri 20th Feb 2015 Nintendo recommends using self-powered hard drives, that is, hard drives with their own power supply, as There are 5400RPM and 7200RPM drives. Please note that we do not guarantee the performance of the devices.

  1. EDIT: Formatting 6 commentsshareall 6 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–]Snaqejack 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago(1 child)My USB powered old HDD connected with a y-cable has been giving me lots of hours replaying same
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  4. I'm totally agreeing that y-cables are required for most drives.
  5. slower than USB 2.0 most of the time.
  6. hwy_61 View Public Profile Send a private message to hwy_61 Find More Posts by hwy_61 prateeko Member (04-16-2015, 04:40 AM) Quote #48 Originally Posted by Persona7 I use a flash drive.
  7. which would cause you to lose everything the wiiu put on it...
  8. Highly recommend watching a few YouTube videos on the subject or asking a PC-savvy friend if you're not confident.
  9. Date Posted: Jun 5, 2014 #1 Advertisement I got this somewhat old hard drive and plugged it into the Wii U, however the Wii U doesn't seem to be able to
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All rights reserved.REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc.Advertise - gamesπRendered by PID 10941 on app-586 at 2016-11-16 14:38:26.195870+00:00 running cc9a72c country code: VE. my site Highly recommend watching a few YouTube videos on the subject or asking a PC-savvy friend if you're not confident. Wii U Won't Detect External Hard Drive Or something like that, I'm watching a 50s commercials playlist right now. Wii U Y Cable So they need to spread the power draw across two ports so they can guarantee enough power.

Well if it's not getting enough power, then this probably will not help much. I'm afraid of pushing the WiiU if I use a Y Cable to get enough power... Sign in to add this video to a playlist. you only need one or the other. Wii U Usb Storage Device Has Been Removed

The Wii U doesn't generate enough power to run most "slim" USB drives. might get it [Wii U] 2 replies | 3 days ago Using Apps on WiiU to stream TV/Games/Videos [Wii U] 5 replies | 6 days ago Splatoon [Wii U] 16,075 replies The Wii U isn't even a compatible host, USB 3.0 devices on the Wii U will become USB 2.0 devices. Additionally, we have the official Discord where you can chat as well!

Thu 17th Jul 2014 Review: Just Dance 2017 (Wii U) Wed 2nd Nov 2016 Guide: Using USB Storage with the Wii U Fri 23rd Nov 2012 Review: Terraria (Wii U eShop Wii U External Hard Drive Error TheAgentTechy 56,417 views 8:39 Adding Unpowered Hard Drive To Wii U and Disabling Hidden Hard Drive Sleep Mode - Duration: 5:57. It sometimes disconnects randomly, even while using a Y-cable (I tried the front and rear USB ports).

I just did it to see what it would do, because the y-cable came in the mail the next day.

Nintendo cannot guarantee the availability of all models. Done. Understandable. Wii U Usb Stick Last edited by HUELEN10; 04-16-2015 at 03:35 AM.

In otherwords, if your ext. HDD with a single cable, and it made that clicking noise, as well. Edited on Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 00:12 by Schprocket NOW'S THE TIME ON SPROCKETS WHEN Wii U DANCE!!! HDD loads the a few seconds faster than this video shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnLglOz7IwU The AC powered one I had prior, would have been like twice as long, and it was the same

permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]ShinYaguchi[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago(2 children)I used a fairly cheap HDD, so at first I thought that was the problem, but once using the enclosure, it turned out fine. Remember the Human & follow the Reddiquette!