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Topic: Thoughts on External Hard drive for Wii U

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Got_Wii

1. Posted:

I'm looking to buy an external hard drive for my Wii U. Anyone care to comment on what they are using? I'm leaning toward the Toshiba Canvio 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive (HDWC120XK3J1).

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hotlfusion

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I had a spare Samsung 500GB 2.5" from a broken (screen) laptop. I bought an external case (AC powered) for it and was just using it as portable storage. I now use it on the wii u.

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darthmawl

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Is the seagate expension a good choice anyone??

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DudeSean

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I have a 250GB Imation external hard drive. It does the trick.

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Unca_Lz

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I've never used a hard drive, but Nintendo has a list of good hard drives to use: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/system_ex...

Keep in mind that more may work with the Wii U than these.

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StyledFawn476

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I just bought an external enclosure for an old hard drive of mine and hooked it up. Works beautifully.

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SCAR392

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I use a Toshiba Canvio Basic Portable HDD USB 3.0 hooked up with an eForCity USB 3.0 y-cable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ARJD56K/ref=twister_B005J...
http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-dual-Micro-B-Cable-Black/dp/B0...

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Sean_Aaron

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I have a 2TB Seagate expansion drive that was my former media drive (one of the shiny black plastic ones). It's quiet and works a treat, but if I was buying new I think I'd go with a couple of smaller drives and copy between them for backup purposes. Even if games were 10-20GB each I think it's very unlikely I'll be filling up a 2TB disk during the life of this system!

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CaviarMeths

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I have a Western Digital My Book (2TB) and have no complaints.

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KennyPowers

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I own 3 Western Digital HD's (2 X 500GB and a 1TB), the oldest being four years old, and I have never had a problem with any of them.

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luisesteban

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This is the best option you can get, works great for me, gives you an abismal space for games from here to five years of games, and is quite cheap

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-STCA200...

And the cable from the Wii U to the HD, is long.

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Mr_Nose

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luisesteban wrote:

This is the best option you can get, works great for me, gives you an abismal space for games from here to five years of games, and is quite cheap

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-STCA200...

And the cable from the Wii U to the HD, is long.

That's the one I got too, Best Buy carries them, under a hundie. It's quiet as a ghost, and looks like it belongs next to the Black Wii U. Absolutely loved the ease of setup, and how the Wii U knows to just use it now, instead of internal.

Edit: Almost forgot, the lights even seem to go well with the Wii U. Er, the disc light anyway. If you're into 'looks', that is. Even has that shiny piano finish.

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Sean_Aaron

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CaviarMeths wrote:

I have a Western Digital My Book (2TB) and have no complaints.

I picked up a 3TB FireWire 800 one of these to replace the Seagate (that's now on the Wii U) as my media drive and they're very nice.

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