External HDD's?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Kushinder, Dec 5, 2009.

Dec 5, 2009

External HDD's? by Kushinder at 8:09 PM (836 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Kushinder
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    Well I just bought a Seagate 500GB HDD. I was going to use it for my Wii, but I knew I would never have 500gigs of games...Can I use my Hard drive for backing up my computer data too? or does it strictly have to be formatted to the WBFS way...
    Basically my question is:

    With my new harddrive, can I use it to play Wii backups along with using it to store other files from my computer?
     
  2. longtom1

    Member longtom1 Keep an eye on my posts cause I quick edit frequen

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    yes you can have it for both just have 2 different partitions 1 NTFS and the other WBFS
     
  3. whatup777

    Member whatup777 GBAtemp Regular

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    yah just use google to make two partitions Make it like 250GB NTFS and 250GB WBFS
    You dont have to but thats good.
     
  4. jstevenson72

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    Alternatively, you can just format the whole thing to FAT32, and then use Cfg USB Loader.

    Cfg supports reading .wbfs files (the Wii ISO is cut up into chunks that fit within FAT32 limitations), that way you have 1 drive partition, no more prompts to "Format Disk?" from Windows.

    Go to this post and have a look around, if you do a bit of research here all of your questions will be answered.

    FAT32 FTW...
     
  5. wildfire95

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    Note, if you have files which are going to be backed up on your new hard-drive which are over 4GB, they wont go on due to restrictions on FAT-32.

    Retarded eh?
     
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    USB Loader GX, Uloader and Configurable loader support reading games from fat32
     
  7. whatup777

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    Got a point for mor practical use just use 2 partitions anyway you want (like 200GB NTFS 300GBWBFS etc.)
     

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