FAT32 or WBFS? Make your choice

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Dan_Aykroyd, Dec 21, 2009.

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Which one do you use for your USB loading needs?

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  2. FAT32

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  3. NTFS

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  1. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Hi there,

    Just wanted to make a quick survey about this topic. Please vote as what FS are you currently using and, if you are kindly enough, please share your comments about why you use it over the other.

    Thanks for your time guys!

    EDIT: Added NTFS to the poll
     


  2. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Neither; I'm using NTFS. [​IMG] There's no fuss with WBFS managers or splitting up files; regular ISOs can be used. (I use Wiimms WBFS Tool to amke them sparse, so not as much space is occupied.)

    Not to mention, NTFS can be used for other data.
     
  3. Elritha

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    I'm using NTFS also, after I convert my isos to .wbfs. No splitting files and I can also use it for other storage. FAT 32 is a very inefficient file system, especially when it comes to larger partition sizes, and is worse when it comes to file fragmentation.
     
  4. Hatsu

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    WBFS. When I started using USB Loaders, I formatted it to WBFS. I cannot be stuffed to go through the hassle of FAT32.
     
  5. jstevenson72

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    FAT32:

    PROS: Because I like being able to repair my partition if/when corruption occurs using ChkDsk. Also because I don't have to use a File Manager to migate games.

    CONS: Limited support by the loaders. Unfortunately WiiFlow and WiiFloader do not support it yet...

    So I use Configurable Loader.

    -- Jake
     
  6. HiBit

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    Since yesturday i use NTFS.

    Now i use my external hd with my pc to backup something and in the wbfs folder i store my games.
    It work perfect with usb loader gx and cfg loader.
     
  7. Dan_Aykroyd
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    Nice. I added NTFS to the poll!

    Which IOS do you use for gaming in NTFS? Hermes? Wanin doesn't work, right?
     
  8. MrKill

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    I'm using Fat32, but sure when Wiiflow and all loader will suport NTFS, maybe i will change.
    but WBFS is old date. I needed to format my WBFS partition cause i wasnt able to read anything on my pc, with any WBFS tools, but the wii was able to read it. So i wasnt able to put games without a disc, it was shit.
    I can see that i'm not the only one that had this issue.
    I RECOMMEND WBFS TO ANYONE!
     
  9. suitcat

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    only hermes works with fat and ntfs ?
     
  10. Covarr

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    I'd rather use NTFS, so that my HDD can have only one partition (I use it for more than just Wii), but my PS3 and much other Wii homebrew (emulators and such) only work with FAT32, so I use that.
     
  11. xzxero

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    Yeah only hermes cIOS supports NTFS & FAT partitions.
     
  12. laurozza

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    FAT for now...but NTFS is another good choice...
    WBFS is old.
    Thanks to oggzee.
     
  13. Wiimm

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    FAT is much older!
    And with FAT you need WBFS too.
     
  14. laurozza

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    "Old" for usb loaders...
     
  15. Dan_Aykroyd
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    And with NTFS what do you use to convert the .ISO to .WBFS? You still need some kind of manager, command line or something, right?
     
  16. Elritha

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    You can just stick the isos into a wbfs folder as far as I know. I do prefer to convert them anyway, even if I use NTFS. Prefer to save space. [​IMG]
     
  17. mousex

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    Sparse .iso files need the same space as .wbfs files but they can be burned directly and you can open them with Wiiscrubber.
     
  18. tj_cool

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    Still using wbfs

    I haven't actually taken the time to convert them to FAT yet [​IMG]
     
  19. Elritha

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    I was considering using sparse iso files until I read they can cause some bad file fragmentation. [​IMG]
    Maybe I'll look into it again.
     
  20. naglaro00

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    I use WBFS so I can manage my data more efficiently