How do I get a 4TB HD to work for my wii?

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  1. Snaker02
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    I have a 4TB WD Elements HD that i would like to use on my wii for gamecube and wii backups but I don't know the best way to make it happen. I had a 1TB formatted to FAT32 and everything was all good. Just needed more space for things. Is there any was to get the whole HD to FAT32 or should I partition it? I have never partitioned a HD before and I don't know which should be primary and if the other partition should be NTFS or both FAT32. I recently modded my a wii I picked up for $5 so all of this is still pretty new to me.
     
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    It should be FAT32, you can format it with Minitool Partition Wizard or guiformat.
     
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    I tried the guiformat but it partitioned the drive and had an error, then my computer wouldnt recognize it. I had to go to the disk manager and delete the volume then convert it to gtp or gpt, whichever one it was. And I just tried the minitool partition wizard and its limiting the FAT32 size at 2Tb also.
     
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    Hello, Windows cannot format drives and partitions larger than 32GB in FAT32. With some third party partition tool, you can break this limit. But they normally can't help you create a FAT32 partition larger than 2TB.
     
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    FAT32 is limited to 2TB on a 512 byte sector size. The sector size is hardcoded in the HDD and can't be changed. Most likely you won't need more than 2TB for Wii/GC (actually even 500GB should be plenty if you don't download shovelware), so you can have the second partition as NTFS and use it for other things.