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Pgpaw3

Best hard drive for Wii U?

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Pgpaw3

So like many Wii U owners before me, I have run out of space on the puny 32gb internal drive. A such, I need an external one. After some searching of Australian stores, I have narrowed my search to these two options at the moment.

1. HGST Touro Mobile 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: $65AUD + extra cost to get a y cable or it

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28870&cPath=173

2. Seagate Expansion 500GB Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0: $69AUD + nothing as it connects to the power point

http://www.dicksmith.com.au/portable-hard-drives/seagate-expansion-500gb-portable-hard-drive-usb-3-0-dsau-xm1401

What do you guys think? Are their any advantages to getting one over the other other than the Touro is easier to move around? Currently I am leaning towards the Seagate, but the Touro would be a few bucks cheaper.

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The VGM Lover

#2. Word? Convenience.

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WolfOD64

Dude, the Seagate's on Amazon for 59.99. 

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Dr. Orange

Dude, the Seagate's on Amazon for 59.99. 

USD or AUD?
 

I myself is a Seagate fan. Never had a slip up with anything they've made. That and a couple dollars here to make life easier.

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DZComposer

You want a HDD that has an external PSU as the Wii U's USB ports can't power HDDs. Either that or you'd need a Y cable so the drive can pull power off of two USB ports.

Alternatively, an external SSD would probably work.

I used a Y cable with mine. I didn't want to buy one, though, and I had a box of USB cables so I made one by splicing the power wires together.

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Sideways

I will be getting a Wii U here in the next month or two as soon as I pay off my layaway. What takes up so much space?

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DZComposer

If you want to enjoy the top-tier of Wii U games and you go digital-only a HDD is required.

Splatoon is ~ 2GB

SSB4 is ~ 15GB

Xenoblade X will be ~23GB

Bayonetta 1+2 is ~32GB

Mario Kart 8 ~5GB

Wind Waker ~2GB

Pikmin 3 ~4GB

Mario 3D World ~2GB

Hyrule Warriors ~8GB

On a side note, they had better put a fucking HDD in the NX. The damn things are cheap enough these days that there is no excuse, really.

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Sideways

Rumor is the NX will be both a console and a handheld.

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