How to format a western Digital 1TB for usbloader

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by soopa, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. soopa

    soopa GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 22, 2009
    Windsor, Ontario
    Im looking to format a WD 1TB My Book Hard drive to use with USBLOADER GX

    Whats the best way to format the whole drive?
    please dont flame its not for me.

    Im not looking to partition it unless I abolsulty need to.
  2. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    i have to think that there's a sticky for EXACTLY this.

    but use wbfs manager. also, your sig shows you already using usb loader gx. shouldn't you know?
  3. Skarnet

    Skarnet Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Open any wbfs manager and press format...
  4. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Sandy, UT
    Do you really want to devote a whole 1TB to games? Seems kinda excessive to me, but it would be easier to just format the whole thing instead of partition it if you don't care to use it for anything else.
  5. Reboot

    Reboot GBAtemp Regular

    May 28, 2009
    United States
    Partition it, you'll never need that much space, and there's a 500 game limit anyway from what I've read.
    If its a spare drive and you really dont need it for anything else, just use a WBFS manager as said above.
  6. riddle43

    riddle43 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 21, 2008
    United States
    Mich USA
    just format 512 to wbfs trust me i still havent used it all i have 200 games i use the rest for storage but 512 works well 1tb kept messing up on me
  7. VashTS

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    Mar 14, 2009
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    same here i got a 500GB dedicated to wii, only 100 games on there and i still have around 230Gb left! there isn't even that many good games to put on there
  8. corolla0305

    corolla0305 Advanced Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Guessing your a windows user....
    Start > Run > compmgmt.msc
    Disk Management
    Delete Partition
    Create New - Change size to 512GB
    Quick Format
    New Partition - Rest of Space - FAT 32....QUICKFORMAT
    all over in 45 seconds
  9. EeZeEpEe

    EeZeEpEe GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 2, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    I agree with everyone else. Unless your friend plans on collecting the entire Wii library of games, 1TB is overkill. Did he/she already get the 1TB? If no and he/she really wants a drive for only for the Wii then why not save some money and get a 500GB. If yes then definitely make 2 partitions at least. It would be a lot of wasted space to have the entire hard drive WBFS formatted.

    Reread your post and saw it wasn't for you so I changed all the "you" to "your friend" or "he/she".
  10. illinialex24

    illinialex24 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 26, 2009
    United States
    The Midwest
    Seriously, unless you pirate games, having more than 100 gigs open for it is overkill. Seriously.
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