Wii U external Hard Drive will ONLY be formatted for Wii U and CANNOT work on PC

#11Rasputin77Posted 11/14/2012 7:34:55 AM
What. The f***.
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#12IcecreamdunwichPosted 11/14/2012 7:34:56 AM
From: Baha05 | #008
Moegitto posted...
My 1.5TB HDD I use for my Macbook is empty except for some time capsule saves, the 250GB HDD I was gonna use for my 32GB Wii U has stuff I can easily transfer over to the TB one while in class tonight. Good find though, this along with the fact that you have to use a double powered HDD (HDD with 2 usb cords) is something Nintendo should have said 2 months ago.

Wait do they make Ext. HDD that don't use two cables?

Yes, there are plenty that receive enough power from one mini USB.
#13Baha05Posted 11/14/2012 7:37:02 AM
Moegitto posted...
Sadly, yes. My TB one has 2, but I'm not giving that up. Most of the 1 USB ones are new, because most NEW PC's/Macbooks don't require 2 usb because USB 2.0 and definitely 3.0 can power stuff more efficiently. Especially anything made to work with Windows 8.

Gotcha, only got a 500 gig ext. that plugs into the wall.
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#14MoegittoPosted 11/14/2012 7:37:45 AM
This is what Gamefaqs NEEDS to be, a place to pass along information to fellow gamers. I hate it when companies don't let the consumer know about critical things like this. But sadly this topic is about to become pushed by topics of "I sold my Wii U for 6,999 whatever dollar function". Sad...
#15jackorhoadsPosted 11/14/2012 7:43:45 AM
gumbyxcore99 posted...
the fact that this surprises anybody is a testament to thelir lack of knowledge about technology

This +1
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#16nonexistingheroPosted 11/14/2012 7:44:58 AM
If Nintendo didn't do this the Wii U could be hacked in no time.
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#17arob22Posted 11/14/2012 7:52:54 AM
Well they said the best one to use is a USB hard drive that plugs into a wall
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#18DTY3Posted 11/14/2012 7:53:04 AM
Did someone here really say they were surprised Nintendo isn't letting us make our own backups?

GameFAQS users are far too sensitive.
#19Garfield64Posted 11/14/2012 7:54:28 AM
1. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are EXACTLY the same way.

2. IF you really TRULY are so cheap you would use a hard drive universally among everything. Then learn how to create "separate" partitions and you will be fine to use just one hard drive for all your devices.
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#20bigjclassicPosted 11/14/2012 7:56:18 AM
Looks like PS3 is going to be the main digital hub for me still, well until I hear news of Wii U HDD partitioning.

I only use it for fighters and mp4/avi files, so if I have to still use it then so be it.

I still think there will be a viable workaround in about 2-3 months. Oh well, 32gb will last me some time.
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