Cant format to wbsf WD 640gb

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Golfje, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Golfje

    Golfje GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Hi guys

    I have bought a western digital 640gb hdd for the usb loaders.... This drive has been working great with 84 games on it, but since past week the drive gives me a error ret-1 in the usb loader.

    The drive does work on the pc but when i want to use WBSF manager to format it again, it gives me the message
    can't format....

    Whats going on ???

    The harddrive is still working on the pc, but just cant format it to WBSF

    Please help
  2. zezke

    zezke Member

    Sep 24, 2008
    I thought 500GB partitions were the limit.
  3. JohnnyCheeks

    JohnnyCheeks GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 20, 2007
    United States
    Portland, Oregon
    Try reformatting the drive on your pc with any good HD utility (I use EASEUS Partition Manager, it's free), make sure it's formatted to FAT32 and as a Primary drive. Then try reformatting to WBFS with WBFS Manager, and if that doesn't work, plug it into your Wii and try formatting with USB Loader CFG.

    I had to go through those steps to get my drive working. If that fails, then it might be an issue with your drive itself.

    Actually I believe it's a 500 game limit due to the current limitations of the WBFS specifications. I've heard of people successfully using 1TB drives.