What type of External Hard drive is best for Wii U?

#1STN79Posted 1/26/2013 5:53:30 PM
I recently upgraded the space in my PS3 and was going to use the old drive as an external for Wii U. Will that work? I found out the only drives PS3 will recognize have to be formatted to FAT 32. Is that also the case with Wii U? Is there a size limit or any other things i should know before hooking up an external?
#2jackorhoadsPosted 1/26/2013 5:56:54 PM
I think the size limit is 3 TB, when you plug it into the Wiiu the system formats the drive for you and units without a y cable or seperate power supply have been known to crash the system. So any external hd will do really.
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#3mjc0961Posted 1/26/2013 6:06:13 PM
Yeah, just get an enclosure for the old drive and you should be good. Go for one that's powered separately or get a Y cable for the USB, though.

As far as formatting goes, Wii U will format it to what it wants when you plug it in and go to system settings.
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