Nintendo Wii U Storage Expansion FAQ V2.0

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User Info: Nodrog77

Nodrog77
4 months ago#151
Where is the best place to shop 4 an EHD for Wii U? Is an SD Card an option?
How much risk do I run of losing save data if I use an EHD without it's own power source? Thank you.
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gwwak
3 months ago#152
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Nodrog77 posted...
Where is the best place to shop 4 an EHD for Wii U?
Probably Amazon, a couple of good 1 TB drives (ie. WD's black My Passport or the Seagate expansion) are on sale. Those two in particular are actually newer versions of the drives endorsed by Nintendo in the first post.

Is an SD Card an option?
Only by using a SD -> USB adapter in a USB port. (I've been using a microSD card in this fashion with no issues.)

How much risk do I run of losing save data if I use an EHD without it's own power source?
You actually can use a Y-cable (about $10) and just use two Wii U USB ports for sufficient power. If you use a drive without a y-cable or other power source, I'd say 100%. I ran an app off of USB without a y-cable and it stopped running within 30 minutes.
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User Info: Ada-Wong-Fan

Ada-Wong-Fan
2 months ago#154
WiiU Supported this HardDrive?
https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S

If no

What 2TB HardDrive comes with External PowerCord?
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User Info: Guergy

Guergy
1 month ago#155
Why couldn't you upgrade the internal storage for the Wii U?
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