Can i use 1 single ext hd for PS3 & Wii Backups?

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  1. damingraham
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    damingraham GBAtemp Regular

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    Can I just partition it in half and format one one way and the other another?

    currently i have my ps3 hd as fat32 im sure
    and my wii hd as wbfs (i think there is a newer way i can format it to be more universal?)
     
  2. Loke

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    yes you can, just format half of it as hbfs and the other half as fat32. Just make 2 partitions.
     
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    Don't format anything as wbfs, it's useless, unnecessary and it just guarantees you can't recover your data if anything goes slightly wrong. All modern Wii backup launchers support fat32. There is a program to convert your entire wbfs drive to fat32. (wbfs2fat.py or something) You probably could just put the PS3 and Wii backups on the same partition, as the Wii backups go in their own folder called "wbfs".
     
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    Oh wow, thanks! I didn't know fat32 is possible on wii. I haven't softmodded it such a long time ago, but at the time i had to format it as wbfs. Ignore my comment above, i'm gonna convert my drive!

    Edit: https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-convert-from-wbfs-to-fat32-or-ntfs.292391/
     
  5. Count Duckula

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    NTFS works with a lot of things on wii also, but you're better off sticking with fat32 and using something like wiibackupmanager to transfer the games/automatically split them if they're 4GB or larger.
     
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    I have wii, ps3, 360 games all on same fat32 drive

    Also gc games for devo\nintendont
     
  7. Loke

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    I just used the wbfs2fat from the posted link and it's working. Proces was done in a few seconds.
     
  8. damingraham
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    damingraham GBAtemp Regular

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    *update
    I guess i already did wbfs2fat to my wbfs drive as it was already in fat32 format lol

    Added both my PS3 and Wii backups to the new drive on fat32.
    WII Backups worked fine
    PS3 Backups are not showing up in the list when i refresh in multiman ..MM is one of the most up-to-date ones
    Any solutions or theories?
     
  9. Loke

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    Had the same problem.. Solution: Format it again. I used easeus partition manager. I think its the wbfs2fat program, as i only made a backup of the drive, did a format and it was showing up right after.
     
  10. damingraham
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    damingraham GBAtemp Regular

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    the wii games are showing, the ps3 backups are not.

    Im on Rogero 4.55 and they backups are in the GAMEZ folder and this is CEX machine

    and MM is detecting the ext hd. I can go into video, audio, pictures part of MM and it shows up there