How can I keep my WBFS USB Drive Healthy

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  1. edg0023
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    edg0023 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi

    I have a WBFS formated harddrive. Because it's WBFS I can't use windows to defrag or run error checks on it. So I was wondering how can I keep my drive healthy while it is formated to WBFS. Is it possible to run an error check or a defragmentation?

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  2. FIX94

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    No you can't. WBFS is a bad idea, please switch to FAT32 or NTFS.
     
  3. DarkStriker

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    WBFS is unnescary to use. Time has moved forward and everyone has changed to FAT32/NTFS.
    NTFS>FAT32

    FAT32>NTFS if your using homebrews.

    EDIT: Direct answer to the question. Keep it healthy by changing it to FAT32/NTFS. That way you can play doctor with it [​IMG]
     
  4. nunavat2010

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    You can use wiims iso tools. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is very well documented and easy to use. If you have Linux machine you could use giantpune's qtwitgui.
     
  5. PsyBlade

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    yes wit & qtwitgui can run on linux

    that does NOT mean they can't run on windows too
    not matter how many people on gbatemp claim this

    just look at their websites
    both run at least on windows, osx and linux


    more on topic I suggest switching to fat32 too
    if you don't want to do that use at least wit's checking/repair features
    to avoid that game corrupting delete bug that still seems to linger

    there is no defrag for wbfs and I don't think it would be of much use
    but depending on how bad you want it I could change that
     
  6. nunavat2010

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    Thanks Psyblade. When I downloaded qtwitgui he had binaries for AMD only. I checked it yesterday, now he has uploaded everything.
     
  7. Wiimm

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    On pc a fragmentation ratio of
     
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    o.k. DUMB question .. i thought fat32 had a 4gb limit on filesize .. what happens to the odd rare game that exceeds the 4GB limit ?
     
  10. chaosdarkneo

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    Why the heck did you hijack a thread to ask that question?

    Anyways, I'll answer it... If it's over 4GB, it'll be split into 2 WBFS files, which when read by the Wii count as one ISO. Actually, it's COMMON for an ISO to exceed 4GB on the FAT32 filesystem because people don't usually manually scrub.
     
  11. edg0023
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    Lots of people are suggesting FAT32 but I think I prefer to use NTSC because I'm used to that format.

    Can I just format it to NTSC? Will I loose functionality on some programs? I use the homebrew channel, wiiflow and usbconfig loader
     
  12. FIX94

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    Homebrew channel can't load apps from NTFS, but you can simply use my usb loader forwarders to load your usb loaders, it supports ntfs. If you still want to use your apps with HBC you could split the hdd into a fat32 and a ntfs partition, this would work too.
     
  13. crwys

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    Fat32 is universal. Use it with Windows, Linux, Mac, etc. I use fat32 so yea.
    Fragmentation isn't a big thing to worry about.