Just a thought about partitions and the new update

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  1. blinkzane
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    Since the new update will allow transfers between two USB devices, do you think that the Wii U will recognize a partition as two devices and allow us to format only one of the partitions rather than the whole external HDD?(aka so I can have my computer backups in one part of the drive and Wii U software in the other) something to think on.
     
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    My assumption is most likely it will support the plugging in of two Wii U formatted drives. I sincerely doubt partition support will be included since only tech savvy users would know how to use that anyway.
     
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    I just wish it would, I could do it with the Wii, but I also used wii to usb and partitioned it from there. hopefully someone will figure out how to format in Wii U soon. I would really like my games all to be on my external HDD
     
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    I don't think it will be dumb enough to know there's more than 4 usb devices plugged in to the system

    again, that is guessing...
     
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    I have my HDD split into two drives, drive (X: ) and drive (Y: ) i would like to see it read them both as separate drives so i can format the (Y: ) which i have ready for my Wii U. I don't want to spend money on another HDD, I already put $350 plus into the system and then $120 into the HDD
     
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    Nintendo are not making you buy another.. You have the choice to buy one or not.. I highly doubt that Nintendo will add this feature, You either get a HDD dedicated to your Wii U or go without.
     
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    it's good if with this update we can connect 2 hdd trought usb hub, and WiiU recognize it. With this feauture we can use usb box like Zalman VE-200 (VE-300). This box can emulate 4 HDD from images placed on physical HDD inside box. I test it on current FW, but no luck, WiiU recognize only first connected Virtual HDD. and vWii also recognize only first connected virtual HDD
     
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    Seems like the new update didn't change the HDD situation. No matter what, the Wii U always asks to format the HDD. When two HDDs are connected, you cannot even get to the Wii U menu, just to the Data Management.
     
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    The good news is that if you hold B to directly enter vWii mode during boot, you don't get the format prompt... That said, as others have mentioned -- there does not appear to be any additional changes in how the WiiU recognizes disks with the latest update.
     

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