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#1 mav2k

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:49 AM

Hi, can someone please advise me on portable hdds compatibility on the Wii U.

 

I currently have a HGST 1TB Touro MX3 Portbale HDD USB3.0 (USB2.0 compatble) connected to my original Wii console, it works perfectly on a standard usb cable.  I have read that on the Wii U, you require a y-cable to reliably power the drive.

 

My question is, does the Wii U have lower powered usb ports to that of the original Wii console?

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:17 PM

hmm, not sure. I know I could plug my phone into my old Wii to charge even when off, but that's about it.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

Pretty sure the power is lower then standard thus the need for external power or Y connection. 


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

Pretty sure the power is lower then standard thus the need for external power or Y connection. 

 

^^ this is right. If your external hdd doesn't have its own power source you need a Y connector. 


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

Y cables you can get 2 dollars shipped on Ebay. I did took a week to get here but no biggie. Works great


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