Hi everybody! This is my first post here, as I've got an issue I'm trying to get to the bottom of. There seems to be a lot of dodgy information online and I keep running into some frustrating problems as I try to puzzle it all out, so I figured it might actually be best if I asked the venerable bods over here about it. Basically, it goes like this: I recently got somebody to softmod a Wii console (note - NOT a Wii U) for me, for the purpose of playing back-ups of my old game disks from a hard drive using USB Loader GX. I'm not paticularly well versed when it comes to to the business of hacking consoles, so I beg a bit of tolerance here - I've tried to muddle though and work out as much as I can. The Wii has the latest system update installed. It's reading as 4.3E. I'm using a WD Elements 500GB external HDD. I believe the compatibility of this drive has been well proven. The first time I plugged the drive in - which was literally he first thing I did with the HDD after I took it out of its box - USB Loader GX registered the drive but asked me if I wanted to format it. However, it showed me four partitions, three of which were labelled 'cannot format this partition.' The firt one, which I formatted, was labelled as 2048GB. After formatting, I was able to install games from disk without any issue whatsoever. But it was bugging me that USB Loader GX was telling me I only had 128GB total storage available. Reading up a bit on the subject, it seemed that I might be able to get better results formatting my HDD to FAT32. I downloaded the FAT32format utility to do this, using the 'full format' option. However, on plugging the HDD back into my Wii, rather than being asked to format the drive again, it showed me that the previously installed games were still resident on the HDD. And working! But I'm now unable to install anything else, as USB loader GX tells me there is no free space available. My guess is that the previously installed games are on a WBFS partition, which isn't being erased when I format because my PC can't read it. Would that be correct? I've since uninstalled the games from within USB Loader GX and found that I have just less than 10GB of storage space available to me for Wii backups - less than useless! So, my questions are: 1. If my suspicion about my HDD having a WBFS partition is correct, how might I completely remove that from the hard drive so that I can start from scratch? Is that even possible, or have I borked my hard drive? 2. Is there some way to make the total storage space on my HDD available for use with the Wii? It seems strange that I can only use a portion of it. 3. I'm thinking that where I may have gone wrong is that I haven't done any preparation of the HDD prior to plugging it into my Wii. I know now that FAT32 is now considerd the best option for formatting an external hard drive for use with a Wii. But I haven't altered anything with file partition tools, and I'm unsure if I need to use a program like Wii Backup Manager. As I say, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to console hacking. I've done a few mods that required soldering and case alteration, but this is all a bit new annd confusing to me. I may well be asking some stupid questions here, but any clearly worded answers will be VERY much appreciated.