is a 1 terabyte external hard drive supported

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  1. darkshadow1997
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    hi i want to know if a 1 terabyte external hard drive is supported in usb loader gx or CFG Usb loader.
     
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    It depend which, though most are. I personally use a 1TB, though it is partitioned. (Never bothered to merge the partitions after FAT32 support was released)
     
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    I can't answer this for sure, but I have a good idea for you.
    Personally, I use my 2TB hard drive on my Wii.
    It is partitioned so that ~500GB is a formatted WBFS partition, and the rest of the 2TB is usable storage space for backing up PC stuff, such as pornography, hentai, downloaded ISOs, manga, music, pictures, anime, and other stuff worth backing up.
    I heard there might be a limit, so I would partition it so that you can use it for your desktop.
    Trust me, you'll never fill a 1TB hard drive with good games. I've filled less than 200GB by adding all the top games that aren't gimmicky, and adding some more childish games.
    The WBFS compression is pretty efficient. You'll find that some games like Animal Crossing and Super Paper Mario are around 300 and 650MB respectively.
    tl;dr:Partition your hard drive and use half for your Wii, half for your PC.
     
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    It most likely is [​IMG] you didn't give a brand or model, though.

    Just remember when you set it up that WBFS is obsolete and there is absolutely no advantage in even considering it.

    Id pick either fat32 or NTFS and use the drive as one partition...

    ...As a good rule of thumb, ONE drive, ONE partition.
     
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    What?
    WBFS is obsolute?
    Are you saying you can use a USB loader to load games without formatting to WBFS? Or are you saying to use Fat32 or NTFS for playing movies and songs on the Wii??
     
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    I know that CFG and GX both support NTFS and FAT32.

    If you're going to play movies and such you probably want to use FAT32.

    You can use Wii Backup Manager to transfer everything from WBFS to FAT32/NTFS and never have to mess with WBFS again [​IMG]

    Or are you being sarcastic? lol
     
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    I haven't done much with the Wii hacking stuff. I stopped fiddling around with it around the time the USB Loader became popular.
    So, with the Wii Backup Manager, can I change the hard drive from WBFS to FAT32 without copying the 200+ GB of compressed ISOs to my computer?
     
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    I believe you will have to copy all your games to another location, reformat your drive FAT32/NTFS, then copy them back. I suggest using Wii Backup Manager. You probably want to create a WBFS folder somewhere on your computer hard drive and treat it as a "drive" in WBM as opposed to transferring as full ISO files.
     
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    No, with WBM (and all other managers) you need to copy all games to a temporary location and back again.
    If you want to avoid that take a look at wbfs2fat.
     
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    okay i got a one terabyte erxternal hardrive formatted fat32 and it runs fine
     
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    beises wbfs any files bigger than 4g will not be copied. most wii back
     
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    Well if people doesnt like having 2 partiton or what u call it, then get a SD card where you have your loader files and use the disk to have your games that is formatted to NTFS. That way you dont have to worry about the 4GB limit.
     
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    No problem With Fat and Wii games bigger than 4 Gb, as they are automaticly split when using Wiibackup manager.
    Also homebrew is " more" homebrew compatible with fat32.
    Also Fat32 can be read by any OS.
    NTFS is Windows only.

    Looking purely at Wii usage, Fat 32 is clrearly the better choice.
     
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    I personally use a 1TB Western Digital Passport (USB 3.0 version, but it's backwards compatible w/ USB 2) formatted in NTFS with no problems at all. I didn't bother with multiple partitions. I disabled sleepmode using Western Digital's smartware utility
     
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    I use fat32 and don't worry about the 4gb limit, I also don't have an sd card.
     

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