Will this harddrive work on WiiU?

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2 years ago#1
Its a WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard.

http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Backup/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1409328532&sr=1-1&keywords=external+hard+drive
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2 years ago#2
If i'm not mistaken, those are powered from the pc itself and don't have their own power supply. If so you might need a usb y splitter cable to connect to two usb ports on the wii u to power it properly.

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/OEM-UTStarcom-USB-Adapter-Cable/dp/B002W8EDOM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409328746&sr=1-1&keywords=usb+y+splitter
2 years ago#3
oh aight so if I buy that too, than this HD will work for WiiU?
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2 years ago#4
neogeoftw is correct. It's USB powered, so you'll need a Y-cable. Since yours uses a USB3 cable, you'll need one like this.

http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-dual-Micro-B-Cable-Black/dp/B005M0ICG2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409328982&sr=1-3&keywords=usb3+y
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2 years ago#5
Shadowbird_RH posted...
neogeoftw is correct. It's USB powered, so you'll need a Y-cable. Since yours uses a USB3 cable, you'll need one like this.

http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-dual-Micro-B-Cable-Black/dp/B005M0ICG2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409328982&sr=1-3&keywords=usb3+y


Will this one work for it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WV5DMO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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2 years ago#6
The wd passport drive should work on wii u with a y cable i mentioned. Looked online and it seems people have been using that drive fine as long as you do the y cable thing.

I dont know if the second cable you posted will work since its a mini usb as the male end. You need a y cable that is full sized usb female to two male usb splits.
2 years ago#7
Dev445 posted...
Shadowbird_RH posted...
neogeoftw is correct. It's USB powered, so you'll need a Y-cable. Since yours uses a USB3 cable, you'll need one like this.

http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-dual-Micro-B-Cable-Black/dp/B005M0ICG2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409328982&sr=1-3&keywords=usb3+y


Will this one work for it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WV5DMO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


No.
That one's plug doesn't match the port that you can see in the 2nd screenshot of the hard drive you linked in your opening post.
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2 years ago#8
Aight I guess I'll use one of the ones y'all posted. Thanks for the help
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