3TB Hadrive

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by AxelHei, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. AxelHei
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    I have a 3tb hard drive plugged in the Wii u with usby for power and cfg is just stuck
     
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    "If the Wii U has the most recent system update installed, it will be able to recognize a storage device of any size, but 2TB will be the maximum amount of storage capacity that can be used. Any extra capacity in the storage device beyond the 2TB will not be accessible via the Wii U."

    http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1474/
     
  3. AxelHei
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    Never mind does it require fat32
     
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    Not a vWii Modder (I'm a Wii.) Either you do not have a certain cIOS installed, or CFG Loader cannot support 3TB Drives. (3TB Hard Drive is a little over the top.) I would highly recommend using a 700GB, or 800GB. For Wii modding go with about 160GB - 500GB.

    Depending on how many games, and software you use on your Wii you may want to consider going lower if you don't have a lot of games as well.

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    Depending on what size it is, and what it supports you may have to format it to FAT32. You can also format it to others but FAT32 is the best format for wii hacking, idk about vWii
     
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    So it works but only recognizes 2tb
     
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    Depends on your Firm Ware. Max is 2TB but idk if the same applies to vWii (Wii U modded wii)
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/USB_Devices_Compatibility_List
     
  7. Clutz450

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    What kind of drive are you using. I don't know about CFG Loader but I use a 3TB Western Digital USB drive on my vWii with USB Loader GX and all works well for me. Post a syscheck using this guide here (https://gbatemp.net/threads/posting-a-system-check.300279/) so we can see what you have installed.
     
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    i have WD one to now i cant format some of the drive for wbfs and keep the rest how do i do it
     
  9. Clutz450

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    Format the entire drive to FAT32 using this guide here (http://www.wiihacks.com/showthread.php?t=96770). Be careful when installing EaseUS Partition Master. It's a great free program but it tries to install programs you don't need so be sure to click no to those parts of the installation.

    Also, because your drive is greater than 2TB you won't be able to format it with 32k clusters. So you will have to use 64k clusters. If it won't let you format the whole thing, let me know as there may be anothe work around to try.

    Edit: Here is a link to someone who was having trouble formatting an 8TB drive and what he did to get it working. (https://gbatemp.net/threads/usb-loader-gx.149922/page-1111#post-6448544) Some of his posts a few posts back are also interesting to read.
     
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    If I do will USB loader recognize it?
     
  11. Clutz450

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    Yes. Even though most guides and posts you read say to format to FAT32 with 32k clusters, 64k clusters also work. My drive is 3TB with 64k clusters and I can run my Wii, GameCube, WiiWare and Virtual Console games through USB Loader GX without any issues.
     
  12. AxelHei
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    doesnt work
     
  13. Clutz450

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    @ca032769 I was wondering if you could help this guy out. I've been following your progress with your 8TB drive and it sounds like you figured it out. Would you be able to tell him what he could try to get his 3TB drive formated to FAT32? Maybe @element6 could help as well. Thank you.
     
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  15. AxelHei
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    I fixed it
     
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    Could you explain what steps you took to fix it so if anyone else has a similar problem they would know what they need to do?
     
  17. AxelHei
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    Download Acronis True Image WD Edition
     
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