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darkriku2000

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Hiya. So, I have this 2 TB external hard drive and got to thinking: Is it possible to format a separate wbfs partition. Like, set 32 GB as a wbfs partition to use with the backup loader, and leave the rest to be used as a normal hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any help
 

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you can....but only a 32 GB partition? that'll hold only ~10 games or so....

what you should do is just format the whole thing as FAT32, then you can use as a wii HDD and a computer storage drive all at the same time....on the same partition

pretty much all USB loader now recognize FAT32....some even recognize NTFS, though it's not preferred as it's not quite as stable as FAT32
 

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Get a program like EASEUS Partition manager. It will let you resize the primary partition and create a new, unformatted logical drive with the free space created. Then just load a WBFS manager and format that drive.
 

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Yes it is possible and you can do it in windows too.
The only downside is that you have to format your drive in order to do so.
Here's a compatibility list if you want to be sure that your HDD works with your Wii.
GBATemps list here
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brausm08 said:
you can....but only a 32 GB partition? that'll hold only ~10 games or so....

what you should do is just format the whole thing as FAT32, then you can use as a wii HDD and a computer storage drive all at the same time....on the same partition

pretty much all USB loader now recognize FAT32....some even recognize NTFS, though it's not preferred as it's not quite as stable as FAT32

Believe me, 10 games is more than enough. TBH there hasn't been much for the wii that I want to play

I'll try the FAT32 thing before everything else. Thanks for that one


Jamstruth said:
Get a program like EASEUS Partition manager. It will let you resize the primary partition and create a new, unformatted logical drive with the free space created. Then just load a WBFS manager and format that drive.

I might need to try that one if the FAT32 thing doesn't work, thanks.


QUOTE(Eerpow @ Nov 26 2010, 11:38 AM)
Yes it is possible and you can do it in windows too.
The only downside is that you have to format your drive in order to do so.
Here's a compatibility list if you want to be sure that your HDD works with your Wii.
GBATemps list here
smile.gif

Formatting the hard drive isn't an issue since I haven't even opened it yet
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Ok, so I have it working with Fat 32, however, I can't seem to use ciso files, only wbfs files. Is there any way to fix this?
 

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