320 GB External Hard Drive
First off IDK what happened!!! I went somewhere and came back and my Wii U was on with an error message. I payed it no mind, powered off the system only to later come back to the very same error message. I just bought this hard drive about a week ago and transferred all my files to it. Now the Wii U will not power on with the hard drive plugged in and idk know why or what I can do. Why did this happen while I was not present? IDK!!! So I decided to in short express myself, as I am not happy and do not know why in the world did this have to happen? My review and impression of this product is based solely upon the unexpected error message.
Was a little surprised it works so well, looks great and runs smooth. Note: This comes with the Y-Adapter with it, I wanted to make it known because the description doesn't say. I bought a $15 adapter off another site at the same time and didn't end up needing it. Good Buy for Wii U owners...
DO NOT BUY
I bought this hard drive because I have the basic Wii U system. After a few months of having it and it work fine it started to cause problems with my Wii U. I called Nintendo about it and they said that the Y-USB cable that comes with it was the problem. They said that the Wii U can not put out enough power to support this hard drive and the Wii U will no be able to do normal functions because it is trying to power the hard drive. You can not use a different cable with this hard drive because it will not be recognized by the Wii U nor can you hook it up to a computer to retrieve your files. Do not buy this one. It is not licensed by Nintendo.
Very Good Hard-Drive!!!
I am very Pleased with this Hard-Drive!! It connects to the Wii U no problem and when it formats, you will have 298GB which is a very very good amount if you decide to download E-Shop Games :) Overall I highly recommend this to everyone if they need the Space.
Nice little external hardrive.
I hooked this up to the wii U and it is simple to use. I have download two games so far with know problems at all. You will need this with the white wii U because of the small GB it has.
what the heck
Why would they sell this and say its for the wii u. Nintendo has said do not use these u must use an ac powered hard drive not a usb powered
Reply to above
Well, Nintendo has a GREAT partner ship with pdp. So pdp can make a usb powered drive. So there you go.
Work perfect but at what cost?
Yes this hardrive works great! But when you think of the cost of the Wii U and the tac on the cost for this harddrive.....This set-up cost me way more than my Xbox 360 with kinect and way more than my PS3 all with hardrive included. Nintendo has you, you haven't got a choice you have to have this in order to download games and movies. I think Nintendo screwed up BAD! when Sony and Microsoft releases there new consoles this could cause there downfall. Besides that the product works great and yes you will be buying one if you are a true gamer.
Stopped working 8 mo
Well, I would definitely give this a great review if this was a week ago. The WiiU stop recognizing the HDD. I tried I bunch of cables, connecting it to power and reseting the WiiU. Over paid and now just a paper weight thank you game stop.
Best HDD that you know will work!!
Was waiting for this to come out ever since I saw an article about it. Simple to use, small enough to hide, and no wondering about if you need to buy another cable or compatibility. The only thing I see wrong is not enough websites promoting this product. I'll admit, there are larger HDD's with a cheaper price out there, but this one works, right out of the box, with no second guessing.