ISOs and the NTFS hard drive question

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ceelo, Jan 28, 2013.

Jan 28, 2013
  1. ceelo
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    Hey so I'm dipping into the USB loading pool after years of DVD burning. I have a 500gb NTFS hard drive and as we all know, it can play ISOs over 4gb. So my question is: Can I put the loader stuff on the hard drive and just drag my ISOs onto the drive and it'll function? Or do I have to use the wii backup manager and stuff like that?


    Thanks :D
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    placeing them by hand WILL work
    but depending on loader they might need specific name
    using a manager is the easiest way to make sure you get them right

    additionally ntfs has a feature known as sparse files that can store files with large "empty" areas more efficently
    this makes scubbed isos take up much less space
    normal windows copy does not make use of that but some managers do
     
  3. ceelo
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    Yeah I just put the CFG USB loader on the drive, and am using WiiBackupManager to transfer my isos over, making them into WBFS files. Thanks :D
     

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