How to format SD cards for Wii-U use

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  1. erolz
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    Hi,

    I have got a PNY 64GB Micro SD card that I want to use to install NUS games on my USB drive connected to the Wii-U.

    What is the beste way to format the SD card?
    - FAT32 / NTFS / ExtFat?
    - Allocation unit size?
    - Maybe with a special SD format tool?

    Thanks
     
  2. xtheman

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    Fat32. 64. Panosonic SD formater
     
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    Thanks but Panasonic SD formatter does not recognize my SD card....
     
  4. xtheman

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    Try a different formatter. (that was the only on that worked for me
     
  5. erolz
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    I have tried these:
    SDFormatter V2.0 : no 64kb option available
    EaseUS Partition Master 11.9 : error
    guiformat : no 64kb option available
     
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    Cluster size doesn't matter but is recommended. Just format to fat32 transfer game and install with wup installer
     
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    thanks this worked!
     
  8. Tarantus

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    I'm using Windows formater on default size at normal format speed (not quick) on FAT32, works like a charm!
     
  9. Tarantus

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    What would be "small", less than 256?
     
  10. CreeperMario

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    OSv10 v15702
    32GB or less, I believe.
     
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    That would be my guess too.
     
  12. NexoCube

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    FAT32, 32kB cluster for faster loading w/ Loadiine

    And use whatever formatter you want, Windows one worked great for me since Wii Hacks