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    Bought a desktop external 500 GB hard drive from play 3.5 format which I wanted to use with my Nintendo wii. cost £47.49

    They sent me the wrong one (it was same gig but 2.5 format)
    I only preferred the other because it was powered and when I put the wii off i could do the same with it.

    anyway i emailed telling them until i noticed the one they send was about £20 dearer
    so i emailed them again saying it dont matter i will just keep that one.

    1=can they force me to send it back even if i say i have used it
    2=can they just take the difference out my card which i paid with

    any thoughts

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    Banned

    For the sake of £20 i doubt they will ask you to send it back or take the money. I think you'll be fine

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    I don't know why you'd want a 3.5" for the wii anyway.



    because the 2.5 is only powered through the usb
    and the 3.5 one had a fan and was powered through the electric (handy if its on long times for overheating and you can switch it off at the wall)
    Edited by: "madmax666" 26th Oct 2010

    madmax666

    because the 2.5 is only powered through the usb and the 3.5 one had a fan … because the 2.5 is only powered through the usb and the 3.5 one had a fan and was powered through the electric (handy if its on long times for overheating and you can switch it off at the wall)



    It has a fan and is wall powered because it uses more electricity. Its not a good thing in any way that you look for it. And £48 for a 500GB, 3.5" drive is a rubbish deal!

    Original Poster

    show me a cheaper one then (seagate) with free post
    Edited by: "madmax666" 26th Oct 2010

    Plenty of 1TB ones here, why you would pay extra for a small, antiquated drive is beyond me. (nb adding Seagate to your post isn't a spelling error)

    Original Poster

    jah128

    Plenty of 1TB ones here, why you would pay extra for a small, antiquated … Plenty of 1TB ones here, why you would pay extra for a small, antiquated drive is beyond me. (nb adding Seagate to your post isn't a spelling error)



    hands up here you are correct and some of these will do fine
    But not all drives work with the wii there is a specific list that's why i added the seagate

    Edited by: "madmax666" 26th Oct 2010

    Fair enough, I'd still stick with the 2.5" if it works, I can't see how the external power supply is of any benefit at all, with the 3.5" model adding to the power consumption, noise, bulk and heat without really offering any tangible benefit...

    Original Poster

    jah128

    Fair enough, I'd still stick with the 2.5" if it works, I can't see how … Fair enough, I'd still stick with the 2.5" if it works, I can't see how the external power supply is of any benefit at all, with the 3.5" model adding to the power consumption, noise, bulk and heat without really offering any tangible benefit...



    maybe i am wrong here but if i am someone can correct me
    I was thinking that when the wii was in standby a usb one would still run
    but with a 3.5 powered one i could just put it off at the wall

    I dont want kids pulling a usb cable in and out as my youngest would just muck something up

    ps i dont really know if the usb is still powered on standby (i know the ps3 is not)

    The USB ports switch off when the Wii goes into standby

    Original Poster

    deanos

    The USB ports switch off when the Wii goes into standby



    great then i have the drive i want now lets hope play.com dont want more money

    thanks also to jah128 for pointing me in the right direction re cheaper 3.5 drives as i buy a lot of these

    I'd sell the one they posted you and get a 250/320gb 2.5". 500gb is way too big IMO and the profit you make will pay for most of a 250gb these days.

    I've got a 2.5" drive for my Wii, it doesn't make any difference about the brand of Hard disk, I'm using a Samsung S2 drive.

    It's nice and small and has a blue light letting me know when it's on.

    But 500GB is WAY too much for it, I've got about 50 games and even then I've just about managed about 100GB or so. The games get copied as WBFS so you don't need as much space as you think - 250GB will be more than plenty!

    500gb isnt too big, ive got a 320gb at the moment at its full so i need to get a bigger drive !

    deanos

    500gb isnt too big, ive got a 320gb at the moment at its full so i need … 500gb isnt too big, ive got a 320gb at the moment at its full so i need to get a bigger drive !



    Full with what? Just Wii games?

    A 320gb drive will hold around 200 games there is no way you will need that many on a drive at the same time. Like ipods people like to fill them with any old rubbish just to brag about how big the capacity is and how many games / songs it holds when in all reality they probably only play / listen to about 50% of it at most.

    rash

    Full with what? Just Wii games?



    Yes Wii games

    greg_68

    A 320gb drive will hold around 200 games there is no way you will need … A 320gb drive will hold around 200 games there is no way you will need that many on a drive at the same time. Like ipods people like to fill them with any old rubbish just to brag about how big the capacity is and how many games / songs it holds when in all reality they probably only play / listen to about 50% of it at most.



    Yeah thats right i brag all day about how many Wii games ive got oO

    Original Poster

    rash

    I've got a 2.5" drive for my Wii, it doesn't make any difference about … I've got a 2.5" drive for my Wii, it doesn't make any difference about the brand of Hard disk, I'm using a Samsung S2 drive.It's nice and small and has a blue light letting me know when it's on. But 500GB is WAY too much for it, I've got about 50 games and even then I've just about managed about 100GB or so. The games get copied as WBFS so you don't need as much space as you think - 250GB will be more than plenty!



    ANOTHER MISTAKE I HAVE MADE
    just now i copy all the games to dvd and play them through the wii and they are 4.37 gig approx each so i multiplyed that by the games i have but forgot that in a hard drive its WBFS

    £48 for a 3.5" drive? Wow!
    This is HUKD, home of a bargain.

    You can get 500GB 2.5" that works with the Wii and still have change from £48.

    I think that the Wii can either have the USB ports powered or not in standby.

    madmax666

    ANOTHER MISTAKE I HAVE MADEjust now i copy all the games to dvd and play … ANOTHER MISTAKE I HAVE MADEjust now i copy all the games to dvd and play them through the wii and they are 4.37 gig approx each so i multiplyed that by the games i have but forgot that in a hard drive its WBFS



    Well I made the same mistake - thats why I bought a 500GB hard disk! (But i was going to buy it anyway as I had a £30 play.com voucher!)
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