How do I set my drive up with a Wii U?

Provides installation and setup instructions for compatible Seagate products with the Nintendo Wii U.

The Nintendo Wii U is compatible with certain Seagate drives. Please see Document ID: 005004 - Will my Seagate External drive work with a Wii U? for a list of compatible drives.

Please follow this procedure to set up a compatible drive with a Wii U.

  1. Power off the Wii U.
  2. Connect the drive to the USB port on the Wii U.
  3. Plug the power cord into the drive and into a power outlet (which will power on the Seagate drive).
  4. Power on the Wii U.
    If this is the first time to use the drive with this Wii U unit, the next step will erase all data on the drive. Once formatted for this Wii U unit, the drive will not be readable on a PC. Backup any data on the drive before proceeding.
  5. If this is the first time the drive has been connected, a prompt to setup/format the drive will appear. Touch/click the Format button to erase the drive and set it up for use on the Wii U.

    The drive will now be accessible from the Wii U main menu under System Settings (the wrench icon) > Data Management (the three squares icon).



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