160GB External Hard Driver $40

#1AGM3002Posted 12/5/2012 7:36:33 AM

It's only $40 and it's not overkill, you guys think it's a good deal? I'm not planning to download any full retail games, only some wiiu download only games and demos in the future.
#2MiraiLinkPosted 12/5/2012 7:48:38 AM
Toshiba 320gb Canvio Basic for $50. Double the storage and $10 more.
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#3meiyukiPosted 12/5/2012 7:54:29 AM
That amounts to 25 cents per GB, I bought a 1TB from best buy for $80, amounts to 8 cents per GB. It's not that great of a deal and if you plan to do retail downloading that 160GB will go fast.
#4jwillennPosted 12/5/2012 1:55:04 PM(edited)

just ordered that

hope it works out well!

How are things working out for you DD players? How's loading from external HDD compared to U's internal memory?

And does anyone else have this hard drive? any issues with U?

Eh. Some folks say they've experienced system freezing with Toshiba HDDs, though models aren't known.

I'm going to let this order ride. If I have issues, I'll just transfer the data from my WD TB, which I use for pc backups, to the Seagate that should be arriving on Friday. I only use an external drive for a quick backups and potential migrations back to PC. I use DVDs for emergency data backups anyway.
#5nonexistingheroPosted 12/5/2012 2:26:22 PM
$40 for 160 GB is a horrible deal. You should be able to get 1 TB for $60 if you search well enough.
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#6zender1999Posted 12/5/2012 2:27:27 PM
for a little more u can get. 1 or 2 tb hard drive and it will be enough until the successor to the wiiu
#7meiyukiPosted 12/5/2012 2:29:31 PM
jwillenn posted...

How are things working out for you DD players? How's loading from external HDD compared to U's internal memory?

I notice no difference, until my y-cable was delivered I had sonic racing on internal memory and now I've transferred it off, if loading is different I can't tell. USB 2 transfer speeds are faster than the disc drive anyway(I don't think you notice a difference, just point it out) so at worst digital is still faster than discs.