Hard Disk Compatibility List - HELP

Jan 13, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Some hard disks are not compatible with WBFS Format. I think it's a matter of physical sector size, which has to be of 512 Bytes (see http://wbfsmanager.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=3351)

Can anyone who help me to build a compatibility list of working disks according to your experiences? Please be precise with the description of your hard disk...


Jan 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Samsung S2 Portable 640GB HX-MU064DA/G32 does not work

Jan 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM

there is a pretty comprehensive list here:




i have a few LaCie portable drives that i use to back-up files on my PC..  the slim 2.5" style ..both 160GB and 250GB both of which are NOT recognized by the wii.. i thought it might have something to do with the fact that these type of drives are fully powered via the usb cable.. maybe if i get an external drive that requires an external power source (plug into the usb socket AND a power supply unit/power adapter) THAT MIGHT work? but i am not sure..

i'm currently looking at the list to find a compatible drive and i will go grab one of those.. see if it works any better than these LaCie drives!

hope this helps?