External Hardrives

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by AxelHei, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. AxelHei
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    Did anyone figure out how to re partition a hard drive for wii u like a 3tb to fix wii u and vwii
     
  2. sj33

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    No, this is not possible yet. And if you use multiple drives, you have to switch between them.

    I basically just use my USB HDD for Wii U installs, and my 128GB SD card (which used to be used for Loadiine) for vWii and GameCube. This is the ideal setup as there is no conflict, but obviously larger SD cards can be expensive.
     
  3. Jojse

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    I was to late :)
     
  4. bob4455

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    i don't think the current methods allow any partitions
     
  5. AxelHei
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    i have 2 128gb usbs switching between them is no fun and if i install a game i own on disc i cant move the save over or else it deletes the save thats my biggest annoyance
     
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    (probably a stupid question) but do usb hubs work on the wii u? or will it freak out like every piece of technology I have
     
  7. sj33

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    The ideal solution would be an update for Loadiine so people in that situation can use their FAT32 drives.
     
  8. AxelHei
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    ya if only
     
  9. sj33

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    No, not yet. But if support were added, people would be able to use their FAT32 drives. This would be great.
     
  10. AxelHei
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    who develops loadiine i havent seen any updates in a while
     
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    (please forgive me for being a noob in this area) Wouldn't the ideal solution to be a CFW (again, still a noob, familiar with 3ds scene) that patched out the need for a partition on a hardrive?
     
  12. _Pro_Man_

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    One solution would be to use two hdds along side with the the UStealth program (https://gbatemp.net/threads/ustealth-wii-u-format-disk-nag-workaround.352786/). You would use this program to hide your hdd for the vwii and then use a separate drive that is formatted with by the wii u for wii u games. Obviously, this isn't the best case scenario, but hard drives are pretty cheap, and more ideal than sd cards (more storage/$)
     
  13. duncanm

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    WiiU works with them but the vWii doesn't.

    I've got my vWii drive plugged into the upper back USB socket. The power part of the Y cable goes into the powered hub and so does the WiiU drive.
     
  14. lafleche

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    My setup is
    - 128GB SD card for loadiine stuf, wii and wiiu homebrew and a near future rednand solution (room enough)
    - 1TB Ustealth drive for WII and Gamecube games (had that already for my Wii)
    - 256GB pendrive for WII installs - together with the 24GB WiiU NAND more then enough to install the better and 'unique' Wiiu Games
     
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