Format whole disk or partition qusetion

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by northerngeezer, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. northerngeezer

    northerngeezer Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    United States
    Yorkshire, UK

    I've bought 320GB WD hardrive. Do I have to format the whole disk as WBFS or can I partition it into 2 so that I can put other backup files on one partition and Wii games on the other partition.

    Also which is best .....Wii Backup Manager or WBFS Manager?

    and finally is USB Loader GX the best or is there a better one?

    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Thanks again
  2. FIX94

    FIX94 Global Moderator

    Global Moderator
    Dec 3, 2009
    The best thing is to format the whole drive to FAT32 or NTFS, you should use wii backup manager and you should use configurable usb loader or wiiflow.
  3. boondoklife

    boondoklife GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Jah's Pocket
    You could indeed partition in into two pieces, but I would use fat32 if you are a windows person or ext3 if you use linux. This will make sure that you can easily mount and use the drive on your computer to move/edit/rename/etc. files.

    I prefer Configurable Usb Loader myself, but the loader you use is all up to you.