Nintendo Wii U Storage Expansion FAQ V2.0

#71EurashalPosted 8/12/2013 12:49:02 PMmessage detail
Sorry if this has been asked, but I just want to check something. I have a 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive that's 640GB, if I got a USB enclosure for it (like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002JPELYK/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers ) would I be able to use the hard drive with the Wii-U at all? I have my doubts but I just want to get a good answer.
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#72cyberpikPosted 8/12/2013 3:38:00 PMmessage detail
W101 Demo - 894 MB
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#74Maximo37Posted 8/20/2013 3:09:20 AMmessage detail
**I've recently purchased a Buffalo "Ultra-Portable & Lightweight MiniStation Stealth HD-PCTU2 500GB" storage device, off of Amazon. At first when booting up, the WiiU prompted me to format the device, it stated that it could not be formatted. After several attempts (even changing USB connection locations) I was able to format the Hard Drive. However, upon turning on the console again, the WiiU boots up, the blue light on the hard drive lights up, but then immediately the screen goes black and states that the device has been disconnected... Is this a faulty hard drive? Perhaps not compatible? Anybody else experience a similar challenge? I have the 32GB Deluxe WiiU. And currently have 15GBs of free storage. But I know its only a matter of time before I run out of internal storage space. Should I bit the bullet an buy a different device? Thanks for any feedback or suggestions.
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#75TCaC04(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:15:54 PMmessage detail
Sorry for the absence, I got really busy. Shout out to my buddy Cyberpik, thanks for keeping this up to date. Without further ado, here is the updated list.

eShop demos:
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm – 563 MB
Chasing Aurora – 35 MB
The Cave – 950 MB
EA Sports FIFA 13 – 1.17 GB (1207 MB)
Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 – 890 MB
Rayman Legends – 575 MB
Resident Evil Revelations Demo – 619MB
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – 1.14 GB (1172 MB)
Trine 2: Director’s Cut – 582 MB
Wonderful 101 Demo – 894 MB
ZombiU – 1.6 GB (1648 MB)

eShop downloads:
Art Academy: Sketchpad – 271 MB
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm – 876 MB
The Cave – 1.28 GB (1320 MB)
Chasing Aurora – 103 MB
Cloudberry Kingdom – 815 MB
Kung Fu Rabbit – 94 MB
Little Inferno – 114 MB
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – 525 MB
Mutant Mudds Deluxe – 53 MB
Nano Assault Neo – 81 MB
Pokemon Rumble U - 832.5 MB
Puddle – 591 MB
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – 875 MB
Star Wars Pinball – 192 MB
Toki Tori 2 – 536 MB
Trine 2: Director’s Cut – 1.89 GB (1941 MB)
Zen Pinball 2 – 354 MB

Retail downloads via eShop:
Assassins Creed III – 17 GB (17408 MB)
Batman: Arkham City Armored – 19 GB (19456 MB)
Ben 10 Omniverse – 2.81 GB (2884 MB)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! –
Darksiders II – 9.34 GB (9574 MB)
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – 7.34 GB (7522 MB)
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 – 7.31 GB (7490 MB)
ESPN Sports Connection – 1.60 GB (1645 MB)
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – 664 MB
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Revenge 2 – 12 GB (12288 MB)
Game & Wario – 3.20 GB (3277 MB)
Game Party Champions – 1.67 GB (1719 MB)
Injustice: Gods Among Us – 7.58 GB (7767 MB)
Just Dance 4 – 15 GB (15360 MB)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 4.41 GB (4520 MB)
LEGO City Underground –19 GB (19456 MB)
Madden NFL 13 – 4.72 GB (4840 MB)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – 3.27 GB (3357 MB)
NBA 2K13 – 20 GB (20480 MB)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted U – 6.10 GB (6246 MB)
New Super Mario Bros. U – 1.69 GB (1733 MB)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – 5.31 GB (5443 MB)
Nintendoland – 2.78 GB (2852 MB)
Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 – 6.07 GB (6215 MB)
Pikmin 3 – 3.85 GB (3944 MB)
Rabbids Land – 7.20 GB (7383 MB)
Resident Evil Revelations – 13GB (13312 MB)
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – 3.26 GB (3342 MB)
Scribblenauts Unlimited – 1.34 GB (1378 MB)
Sing Party – 12 GB (12288 MB)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – 5.75 GB (5898 MB)
Tank! Tank! Tank! - 1.5 GB (1557 MB)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 16 GB (16384 MB)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – 16 GB (16384 MB)
Turbo: Super Stunt Squid – 1.40 GB (1436 MB)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper – 16 GB (16384 MB)
Wonderful 101 – 10 GB (10240 MB)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – 1.86 GB (1913 MB)
ZombiU – 5.60 GB (5737 MB)
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#76TCaC04(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:18:37 PMmessage detail
Wii U Virtual Console:
Balloon Fight (NES) – 35 MB
F-Zero (SNES) – 32 MB
Kirby’s Adventure (NES) – 37 MB
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES) – 35 MB
Donkey Kong, Jr. (NES) – 35 MB
Excitebike (NES) – 35 MB
Ice Climber (NES) – 35 MB
Super Mario World (SNES) – 24 MB
Kirby DreamLand 3 (SNES) – 41 MB
Kirby Dream Course (SNES) – 40 MB
EarthBound (SNES) – 42 MB
Donkey Kong (NES) – 35 MB
Metriod (NES) – 35 MB
Pilotwings (SNES) – 39 MB
Vegas Stakes (SNES) – 40 MB
Mario Bros. (NES) – 35 MB
Wrecking Crew (NES) – 35 MB
Yoshi (NES) – 35 MB
Megaman 2 (NES) – 35 MB
Megaman 3 (NES) – 36 MB
Megaman 4 (NES) – 36 MB
Spelunker (NES) – 35 MB
Megaman X (SNES) – 40 MB
Ghost ‘N Ghouls (NES) – 35 MB
Super Ghost and Ghouls (SNES) – 40 MB

Wii U DLC:
Assassin’s Creed III (5)
Battle Hardened Pack – 442 MB
Hidden Secrets Pack – 4.5 MB (4608 KB)
Language Pack (Brazilian Portuguese) – 454 MB
The Infamy – 1.5 GB (1590 MB)
The Betrayal – 1.8 GB (1849 MB)

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Revenge 2 (36)
Amiba – Playable Character – 8896 KB
Nameless Shura – Playable Character – 9280 KB
Han – Playable Character – 9728 KB
Playable Characters Full Set – 28 MB
New Mission 6 – 256 KB
New Mission 7 – 192 KB
New Mission 8 – 192 KB
New Mission 9 – 192 KB
New Mission 10 – 256 KB
New Mission Pack 2 – 1088 KB
Bat – Original Costume – 7808 KB
Rin ¬– Original Costume – 7936 KB
Ein – Original Costume – 5824 KB
Falco – Original Costume – 13 MB
Shachi – Original Costume – 21 MB
Hyou – Original Costume – 25 MB
Kaioh – Original Costume – 22 MB
Celestial Emperor Costume Set – 34 MB
Land of Shura Costume Set – 66 MB
Additional Scroll 2 – 64 KB
New Mission 1 – 192 KB
New Mission 2 – 192 KB
New Mission 3 – 192 KB
New Mission 4 – 192 KB
New Mission 5 – 192 KB
New Mission Pack 1 – 960 KB
Kenshiro – Land of Shura ‘Red’ Costume – 35 MB
Juda Original Costume – 5.6 MB (5760 KB)
Shew Original Costume – 12 MB
Ryoga Original Costume – 5.5 MB (5632 KB)
Fuda Original Costume – 5.43 MB (5568 KB)
Juza – Original Costume – 16 MB
Raoh’s Legend Costume Set – 44 MB
Additional Scroll 1 – 64 KB
Exclusive Original Costume Pack – 182 MB
Kenshiro – Land of Shura Costume – 35 MB

Injustice: Gods Among Us (19)
Blackest Night Batman – 64 KB
Zombie Mode – 64 KB
Flashpoint Skin Pack – 64 KB
Lockdown Skin Pack – 64 KB
Red Son Skin Pack – 64 KB
Arkham City Skin Pack – 64 KB
New 52 Skin Pack – 64 KB
Lobo – 64 KB
Teen Titans – 64 KB
Bad Girls Skins – 64 KB
Batgirl – 64 KB
Killing Joke Pack – 64 KB
Ame-Com Skins – 64 KB
Scorpion – 64 KB
Blackest Night Pack 1 – 64 KB
Red Son Pack 2 – 64 KB
General Zod – 64 KB
Blackest Night Pack 2 – 64 KB
Earth 2 Pack – 64 KB

Just Dance 4 (15)
Funhouse – 121 MB
Gangnam Style – 120 MB
Part of Me – 124 MB
So Glamorous – 102 MB
Dagomba – 125 MB
Hit The Lights – 110 MB
Heavy Cross – 135 MB
One Thing – 117 MB
Oath – 119 MB
You Make Me Feel…(Feat Sabi) – 120 MB
Boom – 77 MB
We R Who We R – 116 MB
Professor Pumplestickle – 95 MB
Gold Dust – 107 MB
The Lazy Song – 111 MB

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (9)
Character Roster Pass – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
All Costume Pass – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
Avengers and X-Men Costume Pack – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
Avengers Costume Pack – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
Captain America Costume Pack – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
Heroes Unlock Pass – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
Villains Unlock Pass – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
X-Men Costume Pack – 1.06 MB (1088 KB)
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#77TCaC04(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:20:09 PMmessage detail
Resident Evil Revelations (7)
Jill’s Samurai Edge + Custom Part: “S.T.A.R.S.” – 64 KB
Parker’s Government + Custom Part “FBC” – 64 KB
Jessica’s G18 + Custom Part “BSAA” – 64 KB
RAID Outfit: “Rachael Ooze” – 64 KB
RAID Outfit: “LADY HUNK” – 64 KB
Upgrade Parts: “Resistance Set” – 64 KB
Upgrade Parts: “Enhancement Set” – 64 KB

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (1)
DLC 1 – High Power Pack – 64 KB

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper (8)
BGM PACK 1 – 30 MB
DYNASTY TRAD COSTUME – 108 MB
STAGE PACK 1 – 116 MB
STAGE PACK 2 – 84 MB
STAGE PACK 3 – 267 MB
STAGE PACK 4 – 210 MB
STAGE PACK 5 – 251 MB

Zen Pinball 2 (27)
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Pack (Unlock) – 64 KB
Marvel Pinball: Original Pack (Trail) – 231 MB
Marvel Pinball: Original Pack (Unlock) – 64KB
Marvel Pinball: Vengeance & Virtue Pack (Trial) – 300 MB
Marvel Pinball: Vengeance & Virtue Pack (Unlock) – 64 KB
Fantastic Four Table (Trial) – 60 MB
Fantastic Four Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Captain America Table (Trail) – 70 MB
Captain America Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Civil War Table (Trail) – 71 MB
Civil War Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Plants vs. Zombies Table (Trail) – 64 MB
Plants vs. Zombies Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Zen Classics Pack (Trial) – 120 MB
Zen Classics Pack (Unlock) – 64 KB
Excalibur Table (Trial) – 56 MB
Excalibur Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Earth Defense Table (Trail) – 42 MB
Earth Defense Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Sorcerer’s Lair Table (Trail) – 56 MB
Sorcerer’s Lair Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Paranormal Table (Trail) – 56 MB
Paranormal Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Mars Table (Trail) – 72 MB
Mars Table (Unlock) – 64 KB
Epic Quest Table (Trail) – 79 MB
Epic Quest Table (Unlock) – 64 KB

Wii U Apps
Animal Crossing Plaza – 122 MB
Amazon Instant Video – 23 MB
Hulu Plus – 25 MB
Netflix – 17 MB
Uplay – 12 MB
Wii Street U – 58 MB

eShop Demo total: 18.12 GB (18560 MB)
eShop total: 9.31 GB (9543.5 MB)
Wii U VC: 902 MB
Wii U DLC: 8.72 GB (8933.2 MB)
Wii U Apps: 257 MB
Retail downloads: 292.75 GB (299776 MB)
Grand Total: 330.05 GB (337971.7 MB)


Thanks again for contributing to this FAQ. It is much appreciated and if I missed anything, please let me know!
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#78TCaC04(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 6:27:54 PMmessage detail
Vipsoccermaster posted...
TCaC04, I got a different drive (same company/capacity amount) and it works just fine. Did a test or two and it worked great. Attempted to save when the drive's light went off after a bit, and it saved successfully. I do not have the problem where the Wii U could not recognize the drive anymore. All is well. Thanks for your assistance.

You're very welcome Vip, glad I could help. Enjoy your Wii U!

Maximo37 posted...
**I've recently purchased a Buffalo "Ultra-Portable & Lightweight MiniStation Stealth HD-PCTU2 500GB" storage device, off of Amazon. At first when booting up, the WiiU prompted me to format the device, it stated that it could not be formatted. After several attempts (even changing USB connection locations) I was able to format the Hard Drive. However, upon turning on the console again, the WiiU boots up, the blue light on the hard drive lights up, but then immediately the screen goes black and states that the device has been disconnected... Is this a faulty hard drive? Perhaps not compatible? Anybody else experience a similar challenge? I have the 32GB Deluxe WiiU. And currently have 15GBs of free storage. But I know its only a matter of time before I run out of internal storage space. Should I bit the bullet an buy a different device? Thanks for any feedback or suggestions.

Hmm...It could very well be a faulty device, have you tried using it on a PC? If so, does it read it? If it doesn't seem to read on your PC, then by all means, return it an grab a new HDD. Let me know how it works out.
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#79EurashalPosted 8/28/2013 11:15:48 AMmessage detail
Eurashal posted...
Sorry if this has been asked, but I just want to check something. I have a 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive that's 640GB, if I got a USB enclosure for it (like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002JPELYK/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers ) would I be able to use the hard drive with the Wii-U at all? I have my doubts but I just want to get a good answer.


Never mind. Tried it myself. It works.

Next question. How do I transfer my system update data to the hard drive? That is possible right?
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#80TCaC04(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 4:48:05 PMmessage detail(edited)
Eurashal posted...
Eurashal posted...
Sorry if this has been asked, but I just want to check something. I have a 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive that's 640GB, if I got a USB enclosure for it (like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002JPELYK/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers ) would I be able to use the hard drive with the Wii-U at all? I have my doubts but I just want to get a good answer.


Never mind. Tried it myself. It works.

Next question. How do I transfer my system update data to the hard drive? That is possible right?


I don't think it's possible. I could be wrong but there is no way to do that because it automatically downloads from the internet.

The is the new version; Version 3.1.0 U

Here is the official word from the site, there is no way to download it to a USB device to update it that way.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/system_system_update.jsp?menu=general_info&submenu=wup-online-gi-update
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