HDD loader and very large HDD's

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  1. kedest
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    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I want to buy a new external HDD for use with the loader. I saw a nice 1TB one. So that's a whole lot of storage space.
    So I was wondering, is there a maximum the loader can handle?
     
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    Not that anyone knows of. Plenty of people have confirmed working 1 TB drives, so I can't imagine any bigger would cause problems.
     
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    I think it cuts off at 512GB but you can partition a 1TB to two 512GB partitions.
     
  4. kornychaos

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    Can you load games from both partitions if you split it into two?
    (I've never used the USB loader, just a curiosity question)
     
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    I can say from my experience so far with my 1TB, I can load ISOs from my PC to the HDD no problem, but dumping them to the HDD from the disc itself isn't working at the moment. I look forward to when the higher ones will be more compatible.
     
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    A note left for Western Digital SATA Hard Drive (1TB) + USB2.0 to SATA Bridge Adapter on USB Devices Compatibility List - 1TB

    Hmmm... I wonder about that myself. Anyone tried making at least 2 WBFS on one HDD?
     
  8. kedest
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    Well that's some useful information, thanks. It's good to see that the windows application can handle it. And I'm sure the loader will be updated to support it too.
     
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    While I have added a few games from the wii and 1 from my hd using wfsb I have a question.

    What would the better way be to add my iso backups? from the wii its self or using wfsb. I have noticed that when i added a few games from the wii its self the file sizes are really small, but when i added a game from wfsb it took the entire file size. and using the wii to do it on some games like Mario kart or super Mario galaxy it said the eta was over an hour. I don't want to burn out my wii so whats the best way to add the games and does it really matter for file sizes or will wfsb 2.2.2 shrink them for me as well somehow? I also have rawdump 2.1 on my pc as well to rip the game onto my pc with my lg drive.
     
  10. steve-p

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    making the loader switch between partitions (why stop at 2?) would be easy.
    but someone needs to get kwiirk to verify the maximum partition size.

    just because you can write a value higher than 512 into the partition-table does not mean it will be written to.
    it may be that once you go over 512 the filesystem will wrap and start overwriting your original stuff at the start of the partition.

    that problem happened on the xbox. [​IMG]
     
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    i'm using a 1tb mybook
    i found that as long as my wbfs partition was 512gb or less i could write to it using the wii and a disc but if i partitioned it from my pc and made the wbfs a full 1tb i could only copy iso's to it from the computer and not directly from the loader using the wii
     
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    i'd like someone with a terrabyte drive to put over 512gig of games on it,
    then test the first & last 5.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. BlindDude

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    if they were to do that, it would mean that they would have somewhere in the range of 300-400 games.. Know anyone with that amount of games?
     
  14. Don Killah

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    Just buy that 1T drive mate, you'll never gonna fill it anyway...