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JaxonH

81. Posted:

MAB wrote:

@JaxonH If my Seagate fails (which even the most expensive top of the range will too) I can just get another one and download my games again anyway... Serves you right for illegally downloading movies ;)

Yeah, plus you could always copy them to a second hard drive (or USB even) and keep for long term backup in case the games are ever removed from the eShop (like, after this generation is over or something). And yeah, that was many years ago when I would download movies. I sure as heck wasn't gonna pay $30 a bluray though, that much is certain. Now I just watch Netflix.

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Tritonus

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At the moment I'm using a Toshiba 500GB USB Powered HDD. It works - even without the Y cable, and I can play ACIV, ACIII, and Rayman Legends straight off it, but SOMETIMES it will lose power and say that an error has occurred and then you have to reboot the WiiU, so I guess it doesn't really work after all. I ordered a Y cable online, so I will let you guys know how it goes after that.

Also, has anyone tried out HDD vs SSD and noticed any difference in load times? Ideally I'd like an SSD eventually because of the speed of it, but you can't even buy that in Denmark where I currently live...

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Tritonus

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3dbrains wrote:

Does anyone know of a list of HDD's to avoid? This would be more usefull. My friend has a PS3 with a WD HDD and it has the SPIN DOWN problem where if the game didnt read from the HDD for 10 minutes, it spins down. No problem untill it does try to check and then we have to wait for about 10 seconds for it to start to read again.

I dont want a spin down HDD, how do I avoid it?

Getting SSD would be one way I suppose.

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SCAR392

84. Posted:

@Tritonus
If you want to know the difference between SSD and HDD, load a game off of the ext. HDD, then the Wii U's internal memory.

As far as I can tell with my setup, it's basically the same.

First hand, I've noticed that an ext. HDD hooked up via a y-cable is faster than an AC powered HDD, but that's only based on Toshiba Cavio drives(portable vs. desktop).

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Tritonus

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@Tritonus
If you want to know the difference between SSD and HDD, load a game off of the ext. HDD, then the Wii U's internal memory.

As far as I can tell with my setup, it's basically the same.

First hand, I've noticed that an ext. HDD hooked up via a y-cable is faster than an AC powered HDD, but that's only based on Toshiba Cavio drives(portable vs. desktop).

Thanks, though I heard that the Wii U's internal memory is flash memory, and is essentially not entirely the same as SSD, meaning it is somewhat slower than SSD. Though that was just some random forum post I saw so I dunno whether that's actually true or not.

I also haven't been able to notice much of a difference from the HDD to the Wii U internal memory speed, so far, but I've yet go get my Y-cable.

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MAB

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MAB wrote:

MadAussie Top Pick (because I already purchased it so that means it's gonna be the best) :P

2TB Seagate Expansion super speed USB 2.0/3.0 Desktop AC powered HDD... Small, black and quiet AU$99 possibly even cheaper in other countries ;)

I have been using this for over a year and haven't had any problems... Games run smooth with no glitches or crashing and it doesn't spin down ;)

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SCAR392

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@Titronus
You're right. The Wii U's internal memory is flash.

I always tend to read that it's SSD>FLASH>HDD, but only in terms of speed. I think flash is actually more fragile than HDD, but flash is faster, and SSD is faster and more durable than the other 2.

If you can get a USB SSD, then go ahead, but HDDs are fine. 256GB of SSD memory is around $300, I think. You could get like 6-9TB of HDD memory for that same price, and probably not notice a difference in speed.

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Tritonus

88. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Titronus
You're right. The Wii U's internal memory is flash.

I always tend to read that it's SSD>FLASH>HDD, but only in terms of speed. I think flash is actually more fragile than HDD, but flash is faster, and SSD is faster and more durable than the other 2.

If you can get a USB SSD, then go ahead, but HDDs are fine. 256GB of SSD memory is around $300, I think. You could get like 6-9TB of HDD memory for that same price, and probably not notice a difference in speed.

Yeah I do have an HDD, simply for the reason that's the only thing you can get in Denmark currently. I was surprised as portable SSD's are standard in the US where I could just walk in and buy one in a store, but my SSD that I bought before moving here is reserved for my school / professional work.

I just don't need TB's of space, even if it's cheaper. I really won't be downloading THAT many games, and if I happen to fill out 500 gigs of games, than I'll just delete then ones I've finished with and have a the possibility of re-downloading at a later date. So in that sense, speed is more of a priority for me, as I don't have that much time to play games any more (life happened).

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winter123

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After a lot of research (thanks mostly in part to this thread)... I tossed it out the window and went with a brand I have bought before and trust. Hitachi (now HGST). Great reviews on amazon!

I mainly wanted a USB-powered because my outlet situation is a mess, even with a very nice power strip with side-facing plugs. The Eforcity Y-cable had up to 28 day shipping, so I found an alternative. I will report back on results in a week or two.

HGST Touro Mobile 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (HTOLMX3NA10001ABB)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0062FZ2WS/ref=oh_details_o0...

EZOWare® USB 3.0 A Male to Micro-B Y Cable for Hard Drive HDD, PC, Computer, Laptop, Wii-U and more
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDNXLFW/ref=oh_details_o0...

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