Is it possible to install an External HDD to your Wii U...

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2 years ago#1
... if it is USB powered without using a Y cable?

Really wanna download some games from the store on my White Wii U, but I don't really have any space left, and I don't have a Y cable anywhere around my house, and only have an USB Powered HDD. Is there any way I can format it without having to use a Y cable?
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2 years ago#2
As long as it has its own power supply, yes.
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2 years ago#3
SS4_Namreppiv posted...
As long as it has its own power supply, yes.


As I said, it is USB powered, so it doesn't have it's own power supply :(
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2 years ago#4
Have you tried Nintendo.com? It's pretty helpful for these kinds of questions.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/system_external_storage.jsp?menu=general_info&submenu=wup-external-usb-storage
2 years ago#5
Sometimes, it really depends upon the HDD.
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2 years ago#6
I have a simpletech 120gb HDD, and when I try to format it on the Wii U it starts making a clicking noise, probably from turning on and off constantly due to the low amount of power being sent from a single Wii U USB port, is there any way I can format it before I plug it into the console? It doesn't seem to be working at all, and I really don't want to go out to get a Y cable just to plug this in
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2 years ago#7
Unfortunately you're going to need a Y-Cable the same thing happened to me then I ordered one off of this site http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030303&p_id=5620&seq=1&format=4#feedback
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2 years ago#8
Zero280 posted...
Unfortunately you're going to need a Y-Cable the same thing happened to me then I ordered one off of this site http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030303&p_id=5620&seq=1&format=4#feedback


Thanks for the advice, but I live in Brazil and am having a really hard time finding anywhere that will sell me a Y-Cable, that's why I really wanted to know if there was some other way. Really sucks :(
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