41skywakeSun 2nd Dec 2012 teus wrote: while nintendo stated it will work with those type of harddrives it is still recremmended that you have a hard drive that can be powered by ac, You can get a Power Outlet to USB charge port adapter thing or even power boards with USB points on them. They're fairly cheap and are quite common these days given that pretty much every modern phone has USB for charging and data. Clearly the better option would be to plug the power part of the USB Y-Plug into one of them and the other end into the Wii U. ...... but as I was going to say earlier, at that point you've lost the main benefit of a portable drive anyways. NNID: skywake Musics to set the tone: Think, Dance, Relax "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"