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royeab

soo about 3 months ago a day before hyrule warriors came i out i was just thinking "do i even have enough storage in my wii u for the game?" and i found out i didnt...
i didnthave time to buy a hard drive so i put a usb flash drive in my wiiu and downloaded the game there.
after some time i bought some more games and my flash drive filled up, now here's the problam i want to getmore games digitally but i dont have any space in my usb flash drive.
can i move my games to another disc drive without reinstalling them? (i dont have room to put them on the wii u itself)
please help i want more digital game
sry for my bad grammer

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Yes. You can move them. Plug a 2nd drive in and the Wii U will require you to manage your data. It will send you to the settings to format the new drive and you can then transfer all your games and stuff over. You CANNOT keep both drives connected. The Wii U only allows for 1 to stay connected. A 2nd drive is only allowed if you need to move or copy data over. No games can be played while a 2nd drive is connected. SOOOO, I suggest you get a much bigger 2nd drive and move everything over to it.

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royeab

munchakoopas wrote:

Yes. You can move them. Plug a 2nd drive in and the Wii U will require you to manage your data. It will send you to the settings to format the new drive and you can then transfer all your games and stuff over. You CANNOT keep both drives connected. The Wii U only allows for 1 to stay connected. A 2nd drive is only allowed if you need to move or copy data over. No games can be played while a 2nd drive is connected. SOOOO, I suggest you get a much bigger 2nd drive and move everything over to it.

thank you thats awsome its exacly what i wanted to do

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Haru17

Do digital games run any differently on a flash drive?

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Sean_Aaron

Depends on how fast the flash memory is in the drive. Read-Write speeds differ which is why going the cheapest route probably isn't a good idea and although you can technically use a USB thumb drive or SD card via USB reader, Nintendo doesn't recommend it.

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Haru17

Thanks, I'll probably stick to physical games, then.

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PinkSpider

@royeab Just by a decent sized external hard drive with a USB Y cable and then you can play everything. I just got a 1 terabyte hard drive for 47.99 and a USB Y cable for £2.00 and I still have 800gb left

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luisesteban

The USB Y has the problem to use 2 usb ports, the better way is with a hard drive with a power cable (to the wall), they are faster than the small drives or usb keys. And are getting cheaper.

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skywake

Sean_Aaron wrote:

Depends on how fast the flash memory is in the drive. Read-Write speeds differ which is why going the cheapest route probably isn't a good idea and although you can technically use a USB thumb drive or SD card via USB reader, Nintendo doesn't recommend it.

The problem isn't so much speed as it is reliability. There are grades of flash with the ones in cheap USB thumb drives being the worst of the bunch. The one just shy of putting it in the bin. Sure it'll work but it is the cheap option and there's a reason for that. They're by far the least reliable way to store data.

If people have a spare 8GB drive floating around and they need it "quick" for just a couple of indie games with the intent of getting a HDD soon? That's fine. But when people buy 32GB+ thumbdrives with the intent of using it instead of a HDD? They're asking for trouble.

luisesteban wrote:

The USB Y has the problem to use 2 usb ports, the better way is with a hard drive with a power cable (to the wall), they are faster than the small drives or usb keys. And are getting cheaper.

A powered USB hub solves this problem and it also has the added benefit of giving you more USB ports for... well there's not much else you'd plug in there but still.

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luisesteban wrote:

The USB Y has the problem to use 2 usb ports, the better way is with a hard drive with a power cable (to the wall), they are faster than the small drives or usb keys. And are getting cheaper.

Until you run out of wall sockets. I have a huge Monster cable surge protector - got it on clearance, not hawking Monster by any means - and I stll have too many plugs to plug in - tv, PS3, sound system, Wii U, subwoofer, cable box, wi-fi router, external HDD, DVD player. I finally unplugged the DVD player and started using he PS3 but I hate burnig out my drive on old Dragonball DVDs. And now my Dreamcast isn't plugged in, I like playing thru old Sonic Adventures on occasion and a couple of others.

Of course w/ my ethernet adaptor plugged into my Wii U (from the days before the 2nd wireless router), and my Sklynaders Trap Team portal, and my Disney Infinity portal, and my external wall-powered HDD, I don't have an extra USB port for a Y cable anyway.

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skywake wrote:

Sean_Aaron wrote:

Depends on how fast the flash memory is in the drive. Read-Write speeds differ which is why going the cheapest route probably isn't a good idea and although you can technically use a USB thumb drive or SD card via USB reader, Nintendo doesn't recommend it.

The problem isn't so much speed as it is reliability. There are grades of flash with the ones in cheap USB thumb drives being the worst of the bunch. The one just shy of putting it in the bin. Sure it'll work but it is the cheap option and there's a reason for that. They're by far the least reliable way to store data.

If people have a spare 8GB drive floating around and they need it "quick" for just a couple of indie games with the intent of getting a HDD soon? That's fine. But when people buy 32GB+ thumbdrives with the intent of using it instead of a HDD? They're asking for trouble.

luisesteban wrote:

The USB Y has the problem to use 2 usb ports, the better way is with a hard drive with a power cable (to the wall), they are faster than the small drives or usb keys. And are getting cheaper.

A powered USB hub solves this problem and it also has the added benefit of giving you more USB ports for... well there's not much else you'd plug in there but still.

i didnt buy the usb flash drive for the game i just needed somthing quick becase i wanted hyrule warriors day-1 so i used my 32gb usb flash drive, im planning to buy an external hard drive soon

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royeab

soooo i found out that i have this 3tb hard drive, i know the wii u supports up to 2tb, is there still a chance that itll use 2tb out of the 3 or somthing?

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royeab wrote:

soooo i found out that i have this 3tb hard drive, i know the wii u supports up to 2tb, is there still a chance that itll use 2tb out of the 3 or somthing?

Might wanna research to verify but I think I recall them saying that it will work, it's just that it'll only grant you access to 2TB of the drive. Now, I could be wrong on this but I know I remember hearing that somewhere.

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JaxonH wrote:

royeab wrote:

soooo i found out that i have this 3tb hard drive, i know the wii u supports up to 2tb, is there still a chance that itll use 2tb out of the 3 or somthing?

Might wanna research to verify but I think I recall them saying that it will work, it's just that it'll only grant you access to 2TB of the drive. Now, I could be wrong on this but I know I remember hearing that somewhere.

youre right i just tried it and it works but only with 2072GB

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