Any Seagate FreeAgent users?

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Sep 28, 2010

Any Seagate FreeAgent users? by synce at 4:29 AM (1,140 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. synce
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    If possible I'd like you to run Seagate's software on your WBFS-formatted drive... I'm trying to figure out if mine is about to break down or that partition is somehow screwing with the test results.

    Edit: you can DL the software below if you instantly deleted it like me
    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?loca...000f5ee0a0aRCRD
     
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    Seagate software doesn't support WBFS formatted drives. But you don't need the WBFS partition. Almost all USB loaders support FAT and NTFS nowadays. Highly recommended above WBFS formatted drives
     
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    Hmm? I've been using this Seagate for two years now to play my backups, it's got an NTFS partition and an unformatted one for Wii (I think that was the term, been so long)... But let me get this straight, you can now play ISOs straight off any old NTFS drive, no installations or WBFS managers required? I'm really out of the loop if that's the case
     
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    Well some of the older USB-Loaders don't accept NTFS drives but as long as your using up to date ones like Configurable loader you should be fine. Trust me, my friend uses it and loves seagate hard drives and uses it on his wii. Both USB GX and Configurable loader lastest versions work with NTFS and FAT Drives.
     
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    Yeah I'm using an NTFS one... But I can't just place an ISO on it and expect it to play right? Just tried it with another drive and it didn't work [​IMG] (Using latest rev of GX) Anyway back to the topic at hand, I need to know of my drive is screwed. No classic signs of it yet
     
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    If you don't have any real signs of it, it's probably not.


    NTFS works fine, I have mine set to FAT32 though since it has better overall compatibility with homebrew (I can't, for example, get SNES9x GX working with a NTFS drive, but Fat32 works fine, so instead of managing multiple partitions I just stick with the greatest common denominator [​IMG])

    Give configurable USB loader a try sometime, it has better compatibility (I can't get Sakura wars to work no GX, but works fine on configurable as an example) and works great with both NTFS and Fat32. ISOs just need to be in a directory called WBFS
     
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    NTFS drives don't work with most homebrew because they either don't support the format, and/or they need a place to write files. NTFS is read-only in regards to the Wii.

    Also, you can save space by converting ISOs into .wbfs containers and putting those in the wbfs folder instead. It would ultimately just be the size of the game instead of a full-blown ISO image of 4.7g. There's a handful of managers that can do this, Wii Backup Manager being one.
     

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