Is partitioning the drive necessary for the USB Loader?

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  1. bnm81002
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    bnm81002 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I just purchased this Seagate drive today(black color one), do I have to partition the drive for use with the USB Loader? I've been searching through GBAtemp forums and have seen people make 2 partitions, do I have to make 2 partitions as well? why do people have 2 partitions? how do I make 2 partitions if it's necessary? thanks for the help

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  2. DPyro

    DPyro GBAtemp Regular

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    You don't need 2 partitions, but I like to leave space for backing up PC stuff. I use paragon partition manager.
     
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    Make sure you ask these type of questions in the Noob thread. THese are questions that are asked a hundred times and there are a hundred answers, All the same. Simple tool is to use the serach button up top.

    No you do not need to partition your hard drive. Make sure it is formatted in fat32 so your WIi or WBFS mamnager can then format it to the correct style to load and play games

    People partition there hard drives becuase that way only 1 is for Wii games (only since it is useless to store data on it beside the wii games) and the other partition so it can contain all there data like movies music, roms.

    Your Wii can do many things, and if you are like me, i play movies and listen to music besides playing games on my wii, you will need two partitions so you do not have to switch between hard drives

    You will also need to partition your hard drive if it is greater than 1 tb as your usb loader wont recognize it. ( may have been fixedm i do not know.
     
  5. dajavax

    dajavax GBAtemp Regular

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    as they already said... you don't need two partitions... but if you have two you can have one for computers and one for the Wii... the wii can't read computer partitions and the computer can't read wii partitions (just with the tools and you can just add wii isos)... just putting it in simple-noob terms (meaning i know it's not 100% accurate but for his purposes it is)
     
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    I personally use 2 partitions just so I don't lose my data on my HDD.
     
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    wbfs IS a computer partition
     
  8. bnm81002
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    thanks for all the replies, now I know that I don't need more than 1 partition and that WBFS will format my drive for me, now on to installing the Ultimate USB Loader, WBFS Manager 3.0 and USB Loader GUI-FX and playing my Wii