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you need to use an external USB hard disk for this.
I advise a 500GB one such as this one
But whichever one you choose it must have its own power source.
Then once connected to the WiiU you do the following
In Wii U Menu, press "System Settings."
Use the left analog to roll over to "Data Management" and click the "A" Button.
Didn't receive the instructions to format on start-up? Then you will have to tap “Delete All Data on USB Storage Device” and do the commands.
- Data can't be recovered.
- Want to organize your data after done formatting? Tap “Move/Delete Data” then.
- Then tap “USB Storage.”
- This will show all data actively on your USB Hard Drive.
After you have formated your Hard Drive for Wii U, you should not try to format or partition the drive for anything else.(NTFS/Fat32) If you do the Wii U console will prompt you to format you Hard Drive again.
It is then ready for use and updates can be installed to it
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