Nintendo Wii U Storage Expansion FAQ V2.0

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User Info: ZitroLeoj

ZitroLeoj
2 years ago#111
Would this external Hard Drive work for my WiiU? I'd also be buying a Y cable. Thanks!

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User Info: Jesushazluv

Jesushazluv
2 years ago#112
What are the most popular hard drives to use for the WiiU?
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User Info: Loudawg

Loudawg
2 years ago#113
I bought a USB 2.0 enclosure with a Y cable and put in an old 40GB IDE laptop hard drive. At first it worked fine until I tried to transfer games from my 32GB USB flash drive to it. About half way through the transfers I got an error message and had to hard boot my Wii U. It happens every time I try to transfer, but I could download and play a game (Donkey Kong for the VC).

I'm not sure if I'm going to try a different IDE hard drive, or get a SATA enclosure and newer SATA hard drive. I'd like to get away from hard drives with their own AC adapter.
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User Info: Gamer546

Gamer546
2 years ago#114
Flash drives are not recommended, the sticky should be updated.

https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/latam/en/systems/wiiu/system_external_storage.jsp?menu=general_info&submenu=wup-external-usb-storage
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Focian
2 years ago#115
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User Info: Gaming Freak

Gaming Freak
2 years ago#116
what's the best valued/ perfomance external HD for the wii u?

bought Darksiders 2 on sale and realized i had to delete like all my demos and stuff to make room for it.. and since i randomly buy VC games and such i'm gonna need more storage room


i got a toshiba canvio 3.0 500g portable external hard drive.

is that a good one?

did a quick google serach and it's one of the recommended ones; but for about 10 bucks more i get one double the size so that's probably what i'll go for.
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User Info: aeShinji

aeShinji
2 years ago#117
Hello,
I won't go all digital with my 8gb wii u, but i need a bit more storage for a few games (darksiders) and some dlc.

Since i don't need a hdd for that many games, anyone know if some of this flash drives would work just fine? I just wanna plug it and forget is there

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-64GB-DataTraveler-DT100G3/dp/B00C5K8CQ2/ref=sr_1_49?ie=UTF8&qid=1419769355&sr=8-49&keywords=usb+flash+drive+64+gb

http://www.amazon.com/ADATA-Superior-Series-Flash-Drive/dp/B00BF9HYXQ/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&qid=1419769176&sr=8-37&keywords=usb+flash+drive+64+gb

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-64GB-DataTraveler-DTMCK/dp/B00C6GLF78/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1419768984&sr=8-22&keywords=usb+flash+drive+64+gb

Any recommendation or information about this is welcome.

Thanks.
will this HDD work with it ?

http://www.amazon.ca/Passport-Portable-External-Backup-WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420055946&sr=8-1&keywords=external+hdd
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User Info: Rakansen

Rakansen
2 years ago#120
Will this work on the Wii U? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-ultra-1tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-red/9259068.p?id=1219007774148&skuId=9259068
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