WiiU questions before buying

#11Y S(Topic Creator)Posted 6/27/2014 2:34:52 PM
Y S posted...
Shadowbird_RH posted...
Yeah, you can use flash drives, but they're not recommended. I've seen reports of people's cheap flash drives crapping out on them when used with the Wii U for long enough.

Also, hard drives that don't plug into an outlet can also work on the Wii U, but they need a y-cable to draw power from a second USB port.


Surely if a USB drive breaks its only the install of the game that can easily be re-downloaded and my saves would be safely on the consoles HDD?


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#12SuperNeonManGuyPosted 6/29/2014 7:16:23 PM
Y S posted...
Y S posted...
Shadowbird_RH posted...
Yeah, you can use flash drives, but they're not recommended. I've seen reports of people's cheap flash drives crapping out on them when used with the Wii U for long enough.

Also, hard drives that don't plug into an outlet can also work on the Wii U, but they need a y-cable to draw power from a second USB port.


Surely if a USB drive breaks its only the install of the game that can easily be re-downloaded and my saves would be safely on the consoles HDD?


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yup, my memory stick crapped out on be (to be fair it was olllllld, like REALLY OLD) and it had my nintendo land (that i downloaded from the eshop) on it... i just redownloaded nintendo land from the eshop and all of my stuff was there still :D. so yup, the actual game is on the usb stick but the saves and other data are on the console
#13Thunderbird8Posted 6/29/2014 7:42:59 PM
Save data will be in the same location as the digital game is. If the game is on a USB drive, the save data will be there too.