Hacking Can you spilt a hard drive and use it for WiiU and the vWii?

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I'm gonna say no; the default setting is to use the whole drive (I had a '64GB' drive with about 13.5GB of usable storage; even though I had the partition set at 13GB, formatting it with the Wii U reset it to a single 64GB partition and the system choked trying to use it); even if you could, you'd probably have both of them attempting to read the same partition rather than each knowing which was which.

Still, I've never tried it so I could be completely wrong.
 
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I'm gonna say no; the default setting is to use the whole drive (I had a '64GB' drive with about 13.5GB of usable storage; even though I had the partition set at 13GB, formatting it with the Wii U reset it to a single 64GB partition and the system choked trying to use it); even if you could, you'd probably have both of them attempting to read the same partition rather than each knowing which was which.

Still, I've never tried it so I could be completely wrong.

Alright thanks. I'll wait to see if anyone else knows anything before I try it.
 

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Don't really want to drag this on since it has been answered, but does anyone have any knowledge of what methods have been tried to accomplish this? I'm just curios as I use to trick the original Wii using my one external enclosure before we could switch partitions.

Edit: The enclosure always mounts the second partition because it originally had software on partition 1 that was "undelete-able". Also, I am assuming simple 2 partition setup was already tried as that's what OP tried, so you can count that method out.

I understand the contents are most likely encrypted, but I was thinking of using my 16gb pen drive to format with the wii u after blanking it to 00's, making a sector copy and then making a partition after the end of the wii u copied sectors on a new disk.
 
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