I'm really curious about the WBFS...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Eric345, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Eric345
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    intellect. why does some of the sites tells use not to use it..
     
  2. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    Mmmmmmm.... you should ask to that sites WHY, cause I'm using it on 1 partition of my 500GB HDD and the other is NTFS and I've had no problems at all...!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Blue-K

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    Why? You have to ask those sites, not us. Imo, it's not for Noobs. I've seen many threads here that someone managed to format his WBFS-Partition and lost all his games (and was too stupid to use a Command-Line Tool to restore them), or don't know how to partition the drive, for example.

    FAT32/NTFS may be easier for the Noobs to handle, and are supported by nearly all OS (FAT32 even with all Homebrew-Apps), that's the only reason for me.
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    because WBFS offers no real advantage over FAT

    FAT compared to WBFS
    +its way easier to set up initially
    +you can use the drive for other purposes without deciding on hard space limits beforehand
    +works out of the box on about every OS from this decade (well ... this one might be a con for assholes)
    -not all loaders support it (but the major ones)

    edit:
    the point is that many people dont want choice
    eliminating almost redundant choices makes something much more appealing to them
    even if they are provided with a default they prefer NOT to be given a choice
    if you dont believe me see eg the discussions when linux gets support for an additional filesystems
     
  5. apoptygma

    apoptygma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Main reasons to not use it are that you can't run any repair tools on it, like windows scandisk or defrag or anything and you can't store anything *but* wii games on it, so no rom storage or cover-art or anything. Another is that you can't re-size WBFS partitions, so if you decide you want to change the size later it's a hassle.
     
  6. DunkrWunkah

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    WBFS can be useful with a smaller drive. It cuts any possibility of cluttering, which makes you focus on the games.
     
  7. smf

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    WBFS is a relic of a by-gone age.
    FAT32 is currently the most convenient, everyone should use it unless you have a really good reason to use NTFS and put up with it's drawbacks.