External HD that just works

#1Zabazaba11Posted 11/19/2012 11:46:10 AM
I recently bought a Seagate Backup Plus external HD 500gb so I could transfer files between my PC more effectively. Anyways I kept hearing all this fuss over Y-cables and such, and that most external HDs need another power source.

I just plugged this bad boy in and bam extra 500gb of extra storage no Y-cable needed.

Just an FYI for those looking to buy extra storage without the hassle of finding the correct cables.
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#2mhunterchumpPosted 11/19/2012 2:08:40 PM
Yeah my single USB powered Toshiba worked also without the y cable needed.
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#3digiblasterPosted 11/19/2012 2:10:15 PM
It's just to cover themselves. If they tell us that it works with all single USB harddrives but it isn't compatible with a certain brand, they look bad.

By saying it works with the Y cables they've got the insurance to cover themselves should something go wrong with a single cable HD.
#4MirageMew2Posted 11/19/2012 2:11:38 PM
mhunterchump posted...
Yeah my single USB powered Toshiba worked also without the y cable needed.


Which Toshiba? I only ask because mine doesn't seem to work.
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#5lp913Posted 11/19/2012 2:16:26 PM
That's great to know, TC! I'll have to keep this one in mind for Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping for a Wii U compatible external HD.
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#6Gavin_RozeePosted 11/19/2012 2:21:40 PM
Does anyone have a Buffalo Ministation 500GB HDD? Does it work without a Y cable?
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#7mhunterchumpPosted 11/19/2012 2:25:01 PM
MirageMew2 posted...
mhunterchump posted...
Yeah my single USB powered Toshiba worked also without the y cable needed.


Which Toshiba? I only ask because mine doesn't seem to work.



750GB TOSHIBA CANVIO

Yeah, I read someone's thread saying their Toshiba didn't work and I hadn't tried mine yet, which worried me, but I connected it and it worked.
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#8lp913Posted 11/19/2012 2:26:36 PM
Oh yeah TC, is the Seagate drive a USB. 2.0 or 3.0?
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#9iiiiiiiiiiiiiPosted 11/19/2012 2:29:33 PM
lp913 posted...
Oh yeah TC, is the Seagate drive a USB. 2.0 or 3.0?


Good question. But the first question I would ask, does the WiiU use 3.0?
#10MirageMew2Posted 11/19/2012 2:38:39 PM
mhunterchump posted...
MirageMew2 posted...
mhunterchump posted...
Yeah my single USB powered Toshiba worked also without the y cable needed.


Which Toshiba? I only ask because mine doesn't seem to work.



750GB TOSHIBA CANVIO

Yeah, I read someone's thread saying their Toshiba didn't work and I hadn't tried mine yet, which worried me, but I connected it and it worked.


By any chance, did it come with a free 8 GB flash drive? Because that's most likely the same exact one as mine, which I can't figure out for the life of me how to connect it.
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