I have a spare 4TB harddrive, what are my options?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by raqibmarvelous, May 1, 2017.

  1. raqibmarvelous

    raqibmarvelous Newbie

    Mar 12, 2017
    United States
    I have a Japanese Wii U running Haxchi on autoboot, and a 128GB flashdrive to store backups on.

    I have a 4TB harddrive that I'm currently only using to store video files and I have been thinking about using it on my Wii U instead. But I'm curious to know if I will be able to use it for anything other than Wii U backups. Could I store Wii / Gamecube backups as well? Or do I have to pick one or the other in this situation? I ask since I know the Wii U has an odd proprietary format for storing games
  2. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    You can only use it for wiiu games due to as you say the odd proprietary format the wiiu uses. You can't even partition the hdd as the wiiu will format the whole drive.
    Last edited by Marko76, May 1, 2017
  3. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 28, 2016
    United States
    To add on to this, the console will only use the first 2 tb of the space and the rest of the data will go to waste
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