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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by codeking, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. codeking

    codeking Computer Nerd, not Geek

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    Does the wii support USB hard drives?
     
  2. MaXiMiUS

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  3. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    Yes you can use a USB HD.

    The HD must be formatted to FAT 32, not NTFS.

    Plus the HD into the Wii and remove any SD cards.

    The Wii will detect the HD as the storage device.

    Bingo.
     
  4. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    NO
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  5. JoeTheZombie

    JoeTheZombie WiiChat Member

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    Uhhh.... no.
     
  6. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    Don't post if you don't know what you're talking about. Fat32 drives work.
     
  7. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    Haz is right. The trick is FAT32, not NTFS.
     
  8. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    umm no, it didnt work about a month ago when i bought it, and i tried it just now and guess what?.... yup... didnt work either
     
  9. Flunk You2

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    worked for me(make sure you have taken the sd card out) now i have a 250gig :)
     
  10. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    Format it to Fat32 and it will work.
     
  11. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    just did twice now and didnt work, well how do you know if it works does it add to the wii's blocks or something?
     
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    the way i new it did i saved a VC game to it and then unpluged it and the vc was not there :)
     
  13. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    Yup, it will add blocks to the Wii's memory just like an SD card.
     
  14. COLDshiver

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    Don't know, i'm using a cruzer mini right now for my wii instead of an SD card. You definitely did it wrong if it doesn't work. Format it to FAT32 on your PC and that should make it work. Also, make sure that the SD card on your Wii is EMPTY. So no SD cards plugged into the Wii. Then it'll work. Shows blocks and all when you use it.
     
  15. csiguy4u

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    THIS DOES NOT WORK!
     
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    why is mine working?
     
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    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    :) i dont get it some people has it working and some dont
     
  20. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Doesn't work:

    http://digg.com/gaming_news/The_Wii_DOES_support_External_USB_Drives

    also someone contacted Nintendo:
    from http://www.destructoid.com/update-possibly-bullcrap-hd-wii-usb-support-28377.phtml
     

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