List of supported USB Storage devices

Overview

This topic lists the USB storage devices that are supported in the Cafe SDK. Application developers can use these devices when developing applications using the Cafe SDK.

At the same time, this covers USB storage devices to be used to confirm operation of production applications.

There may be many types of USB storage devices on the market that Nintendo is not officially recommending. To assure that applications operate without problems in the many commercial environments, developers must check application operation using the USB storage devices in this list. In particular, use the devices in this list to check for support of the Wii U Guideline "File System> Programs that are dependent on access speed". Refer to the "Wii U Guidelines" pass criteria.

Because it is not practical to check operation using all of the devices in this list, follow the selection criteria below and test using all of the devices in at least three selected categories.

Device Selection Criteria

  1. Select at least two "Fast" models from the HDD type.
    • Nintendo recommends that one is Western Digital product.
  2. Select at least one "Slow" model from the flash memory type.

To check for support of Wii U Guideline "File System> Programs that are dependent on access speed", separately check operation on the NAND install version and the disk version. For more information, see the Wii U guidelines.

USB Storage Device List

Mfg Device Capacity Model Number Availability Storage Type Relative speed
BUFFALO DriveStation Axis(US)
DriveStation (EU)
DriveStation HD-LBU3-C Series (JP)
1.0TB HD-LB1.0TU3 (US)
HD-LB1.0TU3-EU (EU)
HD-LB1.0TU3-BKC/HD-LB1.0TU3-WHC (JP)
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
BUFFALO DriveStation Axis(US)
DriveStation (EU)
DriveStation HD-LBU3-C Series (JP)
2.0TB HD-LB2.0TU3 (US)
HD-LB2.0TU3-EU (EU)
HD-LB2.0TU3-BKC/HD-LB2.0TU3-WHC (JP)
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
BUFFALO DriveStation HD-LSU2C Series 1.0TB HD-LS1.0TU2C Japan HDD Fast
BUFFALO DriveStation HD-LSU2C Series 2.0TB HD-LS2.0TU2C Japan HDD Fast
TOSHIBA Canvio Desk External Hard Drive (US)
STOR.E CANVIO DESKTOP (EU)
CANVIO DESK (JP)
1.0TB HDWC110XK3J1 (US)
HDWC110EK3J1 (EU)
HD-EA10TK/HD-EA10TW (JP)
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
TOSHIBA Canvio Desk External Hard Drive (US)
STOR.E CANVIO DESKTOP (EU)
CANVIO DESK (JP)
2.0TB HDWC120XK3J1 (US)
HDWC120EK3J1 (EU)
HD-EA20TK/HD-EA20TW (JP)
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive 1.0TB STCA1000100 (US)
STCA1000200 (EU)
North America/Europe HDD Fast
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive 2.0TB STCA2000100 (US)
STCA2000200 (EU)
North America/Europe HDD Fast
Seagate Expansion Desktop 1.0TB STBV1000100 (US)
STBV1000200 (EU)
North America/Europe HDD Fast
Seagate Expansion Desktop 2.0TB STBV2000100 (US)
STBV2000200 (EU)
North America/Europe HDD Fast
Western Digital My Book (Essential) 1.0TB WDBACW0010HBK
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
Western Digital My Book (Essential) 2.0TB WDBACW0020HBK
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
Western Digital WD Elements Desktop 2.0TB WDBAAU0020HBK
North America/Europe/Japan HDD Fast
IODATA HDCA-U Series 1.0TB HDCA-U1.0CWC/HDCA-U1.0CKC
Japan HDD Fast
IODATA HDCA-U Series 2.0TB HDCA-U2.0CWC/HDCA-U2.0CKC
Japan HDD Fast
IODATA HDCA-UT Series 1.0TB HDCA-UT1.0KC
Japan HDD Fast
IODATA HDCA-UT Series 2.0TB HDCA-UT2.0KC
Japan HDD Fast
iomega Prestige 2 TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive 2.0TB 35182 North America HDD Fast
iomega Prestige 1 TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive 1.0TB 35194 Europe HDD Fast
Nintendo Wii USB Memory 16GB RVL-035 Japan flash Fast
Lexar JumpDrive S73 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive 64GB LJDS73-64GASBNA/LJDS73-64GACJP North America/Europe/Japan flash Fast
Corsair Corsair Flash Voyager 64 GB USB 3.0 64GB CMFVY3S-64GB North America/Europe flash Fast
OCZ Technology ATV 32GB USB 2.0 32GB OCZUSBATV32G North America/Europe flash Fast
PNY 16g flash 16GB P-FD16GCOM-GE North America flash Fast
PNY 32g flash 32GB P-FD32GCOM-GE North America flash Fast
Sandisk Cruzer/Ultra/Blade/Fit 16GB flash 16GB SDCZ36-016G/SDCZ45-016G/SDCZ33-016G North America & Europe flash Fast
Sandisk Cruzer/Ultra/Blade/Fit 32GB flash 32GB SDCZ60-032G/SDCZ50-032G/SDCZ45-032G/SDCZ33-032G North America & Europe flash Fast
Sandisk Ultra 64 GB USB Flash Drive 64GB SDCZ45-064G Japan, North America & Europe flash Fast
Silicon Power Silicon Power Ultima II I-Series flash drive 32GB SP032GBUF2M01V1(K/S) Japan, North America & Europe flash Slow
Silicon Power Silicon Power Ultima II I-Series flash drive 64GB SP064GBUF2M01V1(K/S) Japan, North America & Europe flash Slow
Dane-elec 16GB flash 16GB DA-Z16GCAG2-R / DU-Z16GCA2-C North America & Europe flash Slow
BUFFALO BUFFALO Solid State Drive 128GB PE128U3-RD/-BK Japan SSD Medium

Rationale for Device Selection Criteria

  1. General availability / popularity in JP, NA, and EU regions.
  2. A range of sequential read speed (Slow, Medium, Fast)
    • Slow : Sequential read speed of 15 MB - 20 MB/s.
    • Medium Sequential read speed of 20 MB - 25 MB/s.
    • Fast : Sequential read speed greater than 25 MB/s
  3. Device technology (flash, HDD, SSD)

See Also

Formatting the USB Storage device
Browsing and Launching a title from the USB Storage device
Listing titles installed on USB and checking their size
Running an Application on CAT-DEV
Running an Application in Disc Emulation Mode
USB Application Mastering Overview
Hard Disk Based Emulation

Revision History

2015/04/02 Added information on requirement to use the device list to check operation. Described relationship to checking against Wii U Guideline.
2013/05/08 Automated cleanup pass.
2012/11/28 Modified device list.
2012/11/28 Criteria for Device Selection.
2012/09/05 Initial document.


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