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Darknyht

@gcunit Hope you enjoy it. So far I have had fun, but I only get to really play on the weekends so I haven't made much more progress.

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SuperLuigi111

I know I asked this question once before, but can someone tell me what type of hard drive to buy for the Wii U?

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gcunit

@SuperLuigi111 The one I've just bought is a WD My Book, because it comes with its own power lead and so won't rely on the USB for power. It's listed by Nintendo as a compatible drive for Wii U here - https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Wii-U/Storage/Compatible-U...

Up to now I've been using an old internal 2.5" laptop hdd, with a SATA-to-USB Y cable. This had mostly worked fine, but I still get the occasional error with a few operations I've tried, and I want to eliminate that, hence the My Book.

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SuperLuigi111

@gcunit Is it bad to get an external that doesn't have its own power supply? I have one for my PS4 and it works fine. Only reason I ask is I literally am out of outlets.

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gcunit

@SuperLuigi111 I've told you my experience above. Not much more I can add.

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Darknyht

@SuperLuigi111 It isn't bad necessarily, but it doesn't work flawlessly. A lot depends on the quality of the Y cable you use and it requires two usb ports to function (the Wii U USB ports don't provide enough power for the HDD).

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SuperLuigi111

Darknyht wrote:

@SuperLuigi111 It isn't bad necessarily, but it doesn't work flawlessly. A lot depends on the quality of the Y cable you use and it requires two usb ports to function (the Wii U USB ports don't provide enough power for the HDD).

What is a Y-cable anyways?

I looked up a lot of the options listed on Nintendo's website, have accepted I need a wired one, and they're all quite expensive now. Feel lost on what to do.

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Darknyht

@SuperLuigi111 To connect a USB Powered HDD to the Wii U you need a USB 1 Female 2 Male power cable. Basically it allows the device to draw power from two USB ports since the USB ports on the Wii U are under powered. If you look around on Amazon, you should be able to find one for around $5-10. I have used a WD Passport 500 GB drive with a Y-Cable for about 4 years now without issue.

So while a self-powered external drive was the Nintendo preferred drives, a portable drive can work. It ultimately comes down to your budget and number of available ports (basically you use the two on the back for a portable HDD, leaving the two on the front open).

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gcunit

More data management misery

My new hdd mentioned above arrived yesterday and I tried setting up a bulk 'Move' of everything on the old one to the new one this morning. The whole transfer is about 100gb. The first 30gb or so transferred ok, but then I got a new error. I'm now trying to move items one-by-one to identify the problem, but most of these attempts are throwing up the same error.

And it's another one of the countless error codes that nobody seems to know what it means.

I suspect (hope) it's the old drive/y-cable setup causing the problem.

More trial and error awaits...

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Darknyht

@gcunit If the drive is otherwise healthy, perhaps you could try a bare metal backup of it and restore on the new drive. There are open source tools out there that will facilitate it.

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SuperLuigi111

I've been playing Twilight Princess HD and wow it's as good as I remember it being. That's what these remasters should do, make the games as good as you remember them being or better. The only thing that trips me up is everything being backwards from the Wii version, I'll never understand why they weren't all oriented the same way across platforms. Anyways, great game, and I'm excited to beat it for the first time, as I never could when I was young.

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LuigiTheGreenFire

I finally got Xenoblade Chronicles X (while I'm concurrently playing Torna DLC after beating Xenoblade Chronicles 2). I got it brand new and on clearance from my local store. It was the last copy. Brand new Wii U games are getting harder and harder to come by. I have a feeling they'll be pretty rare in game sections by 2019.
I could've gotten the game digitally, but it would have required $60 for the game and I would finally need a hard drive for my Wii U. I didn't want to do that. I have a feeling I'll still get some use from my Wii U for a couple more years at least.

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Darknyht

Another month and five more Amazon credit dollars to spend. This time I grabbed Nights: Journey of Dreams for Wii mode. Never tried it and looking forward to experiencing Nights for the first time.

EDIT: Corrected name of game.

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gcunit

Just going back to the issue of usb hard drives... quick shout out for the value of using Savemii.

In trying to transfer software and data to my new hdd I've encountered problems with several games. I haven't identified the root cause of the problems, but Savemii has allowed me to transfer my save data (and back it up to SD) even when it's given up on being able to salvage a situation - eg. my 4 years (minus gaps) of walking and climbing Fit Meter data for Wii Fit U was insta-crashing every time I tried to transfer it anywhere. Savemii has put it on my new hdd and made me happy.

Another example of how legitimate customers can benefit from modding their system.

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Dogorilla

I haven't bought a Wii U game since BOTW, but I just decided to order Animal Crossing amiibo Festival. I found the amiibo bundle edition on Argos's eBay page for £4.99, which seems like a great price for two amiibo and a mediocre game. (I was just looking into the game and I found a Nintendo tweet from before the game's launch, saying the amiibo bundle would only be available 'while stocks last'. Kind of sad that those stocks are still lasting...)

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