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Anyone know if you'll be able to buy a a bigger harddrive for the Wii U?


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Initial post: Oct 8, 2012, 9:37:50 PM PDT
Jawwaad says:
I'm just wondering if you'll be able to change out the harddrive like on the 360. I have a 32GB pre ordered but 32 gigs doesn't seem like a lot. I googled it and can't find any results.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012, 9:57:18 PM PDT
As of now, Nintendo has only mentioned portable USB HDs that you can use. How this is gonna work, I have no idea. Maybe someone else has more information than I do, but I know you can use portable USB HDs.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012, 10:01:47 PM PDT
Iri says:
Seems like you can use any hard drive or flashdrive.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/09/wii_u_memory_can_be_easily_expanded_with_usb_hard_drives

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2012, 10:38:02 PM PDT
I think the storage isn't removable but you can add external storage. Annoying considering how common downloadable games are.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:17:39 AM PDT
Jawwaad says:
Definitely will be annoying

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:18:17 AM PDT
Just plug in an external drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:18:45 AM PDT
jtshiel says:
Totally annoying.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:18:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012, 10:19:34 AM PDT
This. A bit annoying, IMHO, I love how Sony handled their storage situation on the ps3. It was perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:21:12 AM PDT
I prefer this way, actually. Give me a little bit to handle saves right out of the box but let me use my own drive for games. It just doesn't make sense to me to tie a business model to hard drives that are constantly falling in price.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 10:22:18 AM PDT
People find using an external harddrive annoying? Why is that?

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 10:23:10 AM PDT
FOGE says:
Modern flash drives are huge. That should be plenty for the Wii U.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:23:16 AM PDT
jtshiel says:
I really don't; I was just echoing this sentiment.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 10:23:47 AM PDT
uncledonnie3 says:
I don't understand why people would find using USB drives annoying considering how cheap and readily available they are.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:25:32 AM PDT
On Black Friday we will probably be able to get 2TB drives or higher for $60. I'm just going to connect a 3TB drive to my Wii U and be done with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:25:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012, 10:27:05 AM PDT
I prefer the clean look of not having externals. I know it is childish and stupid, really it makes no sense, but I can't help it. I put it as a slight annoyance. Though I am not convinced I need more than 32 gigs anyway. Nintendo will more than likely release GC games as is, no HD upgrade. I am not rebuying. Indie games take next to no space, same with VC games.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:26:22 AM PDT
Oh, so not the actual use of the harddrive but the look? That's fine, will you still do it though?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:26:44 AM PDT
Jawwaad says:
I do because I've never used one on my consoles and have no idea how to

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:27:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012, 10:27:55 AM PDT
Yeah it is a look thing. I will do it if I have too. I am going to see how long 32 gigs lasts me. I don't expect to download much on the Wii U, not like I do on the ps3.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:27:55 AM PDT
I don't see how it would look any different if you have multiple consoles but if it really bothers you then you can just mount a passport drive to the back of your entertainment center or go with a 128GB SD card.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:27:59 AM PDT
I'm guessing you plug it into the USB port.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 10:29:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012, 10:31:37 AM PDT
If I need the space I will probably go with a SD card. I know there is something wrong with me, but I am overly particular with my theater. For instance, my bar has tons of booze, the bottles are in order of height. I get annoyed if that gets rearranged. All my Nintendo consoles are in the same cabinet. All my games are grouped alphabetically. There is a reason I went into analytical chemistry. I like order.

My HDMI cables are also color coded. I used a blue cable for my ps3, since it is bluray. I used green for the 360 since it is their colors. I used white for the Wii-U, I have the cable already ran so I don't have to mess with it during launch.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 10:31:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012, 10:31:40 AM PDT
A customer says:
I prefer plug and go USB to internal HDs.

Best way to go imo. I can hook up a USB3.0 1TB passport and let it go.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012, 7:20:00 AM PST
Jonny Modlin says:
What kind of 3tb external hard drive should i get for nintendo wii u?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2012, 7:29:15 AM PST
Misfit says:
You sound like a total nutjob!
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