HDD Partition question

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  1. JN_big3
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    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi guys, I have here a 500GB Imation External HDD. I used to have a 320GB Buffalo External HDD in 2009 that I used for playing games on the Wii but after a few months it died. My Uncle gave me his External HDD as a Christmas gift.

    Now I want to Partition the HDD into 2 parts. 50GB in FAT32 (Wii Apps etc), and the rest in NTFS (Wii Games,Movies,Songs etc). So here are my following questions

    1. I don't know the best application to use in Partitioning a HDD. Can you recommend me some tools that I can use?
    2. Do I need to set both in Primary?
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    1: can't windows do that? (I only use linux' fdisk)
    2: yes
     
  3. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    Try EaseUS Partition Master, I think you can get a free home version. It seems to be recommended by many people here. I think Windows should be able to do something this easy as well, probably from Disk Management, but I don't really know how.
     
  4. Sam895

    Sam895 Newbie

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    You can use windows disk manager for partitioning
    1:Open disk manger (Go to run, enter diskmgmt.msc)
    2:Select your HDD
    3:Right click on your device name> delete volume(this will format the HDD) Refer pic
    4:Right click on the unallocated space and select New Simple Volume
    5:Enter the desired space you want to allot to a partition.
    6:Assign drive letters etc.
    7:Click on finish & your partition is created! Repeat steps 4-7 for creating other partitions.
    You have mentioned the following
    Now I want to Partition the HDD into 2 parts. 50GB in FAT32 (Wii Apps etc), and the rest in NTFS (Wii Games,Movies,Songs etc).
    So...excluding the 50 GB, you want to store your wii games & use them with usb loader gx right?
    if yes, then you need to create a different partition exclusively for wii games.

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