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#1 Enuf

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:56 AM

Cheapest prices I've seen on this size 

http://www.target.co...ble hard drives

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

Thanks for the post. I have a friend who's looking for a external HDD. Thanks again.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:16 AM

This is relevant, especially for those of us looking for an external Wii U HD.
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

Awesome price!!



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:23 AM

Shipping and tax sort of ruin the deal. 1TB external hard drives are $70 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...rnal hard drive



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:28 AM

Sweet deal on an HD. Thanks OP. I vote that this thread is relevant!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:24 AM

Shipping and tax sort of ruin the deal. 1TB external hard drives are $70 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...rnal hard drive

 

Debit Redcard solves both of those problems..


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:46 AM

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:01 AM

Will this work for Wii U?


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:35 AM

This forum is for videogame deals. Theres a place on the board for Other material

Pretty sure you can use this HDD on the Wii U, so it seems relevant to me



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:50 AM

Interesting. I may have to see if Best Buy will PM this. Although I'll probably just crack it open anyway and use the HDD in my PS3.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:03 AM

Shipping and tax sort of ruin the deal. 1TB external hard drives are $70 at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...rnal hard drive


You can avoid shipping by getting it in-store & even with 10% tax it`s only $42.90 plus redcard hss a discount to make it cheaper too.

It can be price matched at BB since it`s in the weekly ad not online only I`d rather pm there & reduce the toal cost with RZ certs & earn pts rather than paying 2x as much at amazon + shipping.

If the black one goes OOS try one of the other colors

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

Aha, something on which I can use my Target GC from last week's game trade-ins...and my local store apparently has it in stock. :)

 

Thanks, OP. This'll come in handy when I eventually get a Wii U.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:24 AM

Based on my knowledge of the WiiU this will not work with it. From what I've read all the external HDD that the WiiU can use cannot draw power from the USB, they need to be plugged into the wall. Perhaps it is not a requirement, but more of a suggestion. I don't own a WiiU so this just based on what I've read.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

Based on my knowledge of the WiiU this will not work with it. From what I've read all the external HDD that the WiiU can use cannot draw power from the USB, they need to be plugged into the wall. Perhaps it is not a requirement, but more of a suggestion. I don't own a WiiU so this just based on what I've read.

Oh...Could a WiiU owner confirm this? I don't really have much use for a portable HDD otherwise. :-|


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:32 AM

This is taken from the official Nintendo site:

 

What external USB storage devices can be used with Wii U?

To ensure maximum performance between your Wii U and an external storage device, we recommend using a hard-disc drive (HDD) with a dedicated power source (i.e., using an A/C adapter). 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:11 AM

Maybe this could be useful for future Xbox one owners? Anyways thanks OP.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

Oh...Could a WiiU owner confirm this? I don't really have much use for a portable HDD otherwise. :-|

My DIY external HDD works fine and its one of the ones that use 2 usb ports one for power and one for data. 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:18 AM

My DIY external HDD works fine and its one of the ones that use 2 usb ports one for power and one for data. 

 

Yeah but that doesn't help anyone with this question. Your external HDD still has a dedicated power source.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:35 AM

Sweet...just checked and they're in stock at a store near me. Now the only question is to pull the trigger tomorrow or roll the dice and see if i can find it Friday on the tax holiday? :-k


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:23 AM

Nice deal. 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

This is relevant, especially for those of us looking for an external Wii U HD.

 

You need this http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B005M0ICG2

The WD passport does not have external power or a standard USB connector, so your bog standard Y cable will not work. There is not even a jack for a power supply.

 

I have a WII U and a 750GB My Passport. I have one full retail game and several VC games on it. It works flawlessly with the Y cable set up, but you need that dual A to SS USB cable. I've not seen its ilk before, so make sure you get the one that looks like this:

 

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If you connect the drive with the included, normal one-way cable, the drive will blink and the Wii U will not recognize it.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

Oh...Could a WiiU owner confirm this? I don't really have much use for a portable HDD otherwise. :-|

 

If you use a Y cable (in this case, the correct Y cable) you will not have a problem. You will eat up two USB ports on your Wii U, but there will be two left. YMMV, of course, but the only way to mess this up (that I know of) is to leave out the Y cable.

 

Also, note to anyone using a flash drive or something who wants to transfer - transferring data between external drives is possible. Wii U will not let you play games (from the drives) while two drives are attached; you'll only be allowed to move files.

 

Keep in mind that you cannot use your Wii U HDD for anything else. Your PC will not be able to read it, and you cannot partition the drive. However, this is the cheapest I've seen any external HDD, and you're probably never going to need more than 500GB, unless Nintendo starts selling movies.

 

The drive is very compact, BTW. The only connector is that SS USB connector, there's no room for a power jack. A drive with a power supply would have a much larger footprint and need yet another outlet.

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

For those of you who need 1 that plugs into the wall, you can try Office Depot.

 

YMMV.

 

I got a WD My Book Essential 1TB External Hard Drive USB 3.0(2.0 compatible), thanks to SD, for $24.93 + tax..

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You can have them check surrounding stores. Don't mention the price as it'll probably be unstickered. Just go in and buy it. They may have to grab it from the stockroom.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

Has anyone tried one of the external SSDs like Transcend ESD200?  They allegedly need only one USB port (no external power required).  My WiiU regularly travels with me, so I'd prefer not to need another AC adapter.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

I'm starting to run out of space on my PC's 1TB HDD due to all the Steam games I've acquired so I might pick this up to give me some extra space fairly cheap. Thanks for the post, OP.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Really tempted seeing as how I filled up my bulky 500GB and only have 10GB left on my laptop but I think I'm just gonna wait until Black Friday. Hoping for the same price but for a 1TB.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

I need a portable HD.. my local store has some listed as limited stock.  Might jump on this after work, haven't decided yet.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

I need more space for my PS3, so it's tempting.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Needing to upgrade my PS3 so guess I will head to my local Target today, thx op.