External Hardrives

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

  1. AxelHei
    OP

    AxelHei GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    12
    Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    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

    sj33 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,702
    1,710
    Oct 22, 2013
    Japan
    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

    Jojse GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    172
    31
    Jan 28, 2006
    I was to late :)
     
  4. bob4455

    bob4455 Member

    Newcomer
    30
    1
    Dec 8, 2016
    United States
    i don't think the current methods allow any partitions
     
  5. AxelHei
    OP

    AxelHei GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    12
    Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    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
     
  6. blujay

    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

    Member
    2,083
    1,833
    Nov 2, 2015
    United States
    Gilbert, Arizona
    (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

    sj33 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,702
    1,710
    Oct 22, 2013
    Japan
    The ideal solution would be an update for Loadiine so people in that situation can use their FAT32 drives.
     
  8. AxelHei
    OP

    AxelHei GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    12
    Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    ya if only
     
  9. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,702
    1,710
    Oct 22, 2013
    Japan
    No, not yet. But if support were added, people would be able to use their FAT32 drives. This would be great.
     
  10. AxelHei
    OP

    AxelHei GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    12
    Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    who develops loadiine i havent seen any updates in a while
     
  11. blujay

    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

    Member
    2,083
    1,833
    Nov 2, 2015
    United States
    Gilbert, Arizona
    (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_

    _Pro_Man_ GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    181
    74
    May 21, 2015
    United States
    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

    duncanm Member

    Newcomer
    14
    5
    Feb 2, 2008
    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

    lafleche GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    377
    81
    Jan 4, 2007
    Netherlands
    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
     
  15. snoofly

    snoofly GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    126
    31
    Aug 18, 2015
    United States