Advantages of using NTFS/FAT/WBFS, etc?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by markmcrobie, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. markmcrobie

    markmcrobie GBAtemp Fan

    May 24, 2008
    It's been a long time since I modded my Wii. Back then, WBFS was the only real option.

    Now I read about NTFS and FAT, etc.

    What are the pros & cons of one over the others?

  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

    Sep 12, 2009
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  3. CYatta

    CYatta GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 14, 2006
    United States
    After I switched from WBFS formated drive to NTFS a while back, i never noticed anything different (speed wise, compatibly, etc). So personally, I'd say that there're only pros for FAT/NTFS, one of which is that you can use your drive for other stuff along side having wii games on it. The other being that backing up/sharing game is a lot easier since you can just copy and paste em.
  4. john.jingle

    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    United States
    How does one trim Wii isos if the HD is formatted as fAT32 or NTFS? WBFS manager will always trim them when transferring isos to the HD but lately, my WBFS is a bit wonky so I'll probably need to reformat or something...
  5. RchUncleSkeleton

    RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    California, USA
    The only thing about NTFS is you cannot rip games from the wii to a NTFS hard drive nor can you use it to store roms for emulators as far as I know. If you rent or borrow games to rip them just format it to fat32, this way you can access it via your computer and use it for pc storage as well as being able to use it for emulators and homebrew and play and rip your own wii games.
  6. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 15, 2009
    United States
    USA - Midwest
    FAT32 FTW!