Hacking 1tb USB Drive

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I'm not sure if this is the right section of the forum or not - sorry if not.

I've just purchased a 1tb Verbatim drive as my 500gb was full. With this drive I wanted to partition it so I had 30gb for all my roms/mp3 and movies etc and then the other 900gb for isos.

The drive was NTFS so I performed a simple right click > format and changed it to FAT32. Alas once the quick format completed the drive no longer shows in my computer. If I go into windows disk management it sees a 931gb drive which is "unallocated".

Anybody have any ideas?
 

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Got my drive back!

Managed to make a FAT32 partition of 25gb and have a 900gb NTFS partition. When I go to format the NTFS partition in WBFS manager it just keeps erroring....?
 

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Managed to
download easeus partition manager, its free. And instead of WBFS manager, use wii backup manager, its updated waaaaay past wbfs manager. IIRC wbfs manager was never updated to support 3.0. Another thing would be deleting the partition with easeus before making a new one (not the same as formatting) Sometimes factory junk is still leftover after format. This is the only way I could get my toshiba canvio to work. Keep us posted and ill help more if that doesnt work

Copied a couple of games over just to test that my wii sees it and is able to fire up a game.

When wiiflow fires up I get the message :- WBFS_Open failed: -1
 

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Christ...WBFS manager is like zombies in horror movies: it just won't die!

Just use easeus partition manager to partition the whole drive as FAT32, then use wii backup manager to properly put your wii games on it (they'll be put in a \wbfs subfolder), then copy your homebrew, movies, MP3's and whatever to it as well.

The only reason to use a partial NTFS drive is when you have movies that consist of one file that is larger than 4GB. If not...then there's no need to overcomplicate things with outdated partitioning tables.
 

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Christ...WBFS manager is like zombies in horror movies: it just won't die!

Just use easeus partition manager to partition the whole drive as FAT32, then use wii backup manager to properly put your wii games on it (they'll be put in a \wbfs subfolder), then copy your homebrew, movies, MP3's and whatever to it as well.

The only reason to use a partial NTFS drive is when you have movies that consist of one file that is larger than 4GB. If not...then there's no need to overcomplicate things with outdated partitioning tables.

Formatted the whole drive as FAT32, wii backup manager made the /wbfs folder. I copied a game in to check it works and I'm still getting the same error message:- WBFS_Open failed: -1
 

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Problem solved *sort of* installed the latest USB Loader GX and boom I'm in business....

Many thanks to all that contributed....

:yay:
 

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