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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Eric345, Jul 22, 2010.
intellect. why does some of the sites tells use not to use it..
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...!!
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.
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)
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
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.
WBFS can be useful with a smaller drive. It cuts any possibility of cluttering, which makes you focus on the games.
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.