Is WBFS still the recommended format for a USB drive?

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  1. antsyawn
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    antsyawn Newbie

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    Can someone give me an up-to-date answer as to whether WBFS format is still recommended for an external USB drive?

    I've just soft-modded my Wii and want to set up an external drive to rip all my games to. I've found some old threads saying that FAT32 is now supported, but nothing confirming the current state-of-play.

    Does the splitting of large games work correctly? Can games be played directly from ISO format?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    FAT32 is the recommended and works for Wii and GC games, split games seem to work fine. When split they're converted to .wbfs files, which is 'basically' a trimmed ISO that can be split fine.
     
  3. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    I would recommend fat32 to store your games.
     
  4. air2004

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    only downside to wbfs is that's all you can put on it , you cant transfer your music collection to it :( my drive is wbfs
     
  5. rooskie54

    rooskie54 GBAtemp Regular

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    NTFS is supported by some loaders as well, but most homebrew doesn't support it. FAT32 is the way to go.