Max. Partition Size for WBFS

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Oct 10, 2009

Max. Partition Size for WBFS by kalhua at 7:24 PM (9,439 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. kalhua
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    Newcomer kalhua Member

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    I have read various statements regarding the maximum size of a WBFS partition and the amount of games that can be displayed in a loader but I am uncertain if the comments are current.

    If the iso's are loaded onto the drive using a PC is there a limit to the size?

    Do loaders have a limit as to how large the WBFS partition can be?

    I have read there is a 500 game limit for loaders, is this correct?

    Thanks in advance for you help!
     
  2. aardvarks

    Member aardvarks GBAtemp Regular

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    im useing seagate free agent 1tb drive, formated WBFS size is 933gb. have got 333 games on it an they have used 631gb.
    i use WBFS manager 3.0 on my pc to install them onto the drive, then i use the Configurable USB Loader to play them on my wii.
    hope this helps
     
  3. kalhua
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    Thanks for the input. Has anyone tried bigger than 1 gig or is it useless due to a maximum game restriction?

    Thanks
     
  4. aardvarks

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    i said 1tb =1 terabite 1000gb m8
     
  5. kalhua
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    oops.... I meant larger than 1 TB. I have 1.5 TB drive and wondering if it is worth make a WBFS larger than 1 TB.

    Thanks
     
  6. KiiNG

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    I've done some larger than 1tb, and they work just the same (1.5tb Seagates.) For me, the average size on games is just under 2gigs a pop. That's a lot of games required to fill a 1tb drive, so if the large size is worth it or not is another question.
     
  7. aardvarks

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    you got more than 333 games?
     
  8. the real SUX2BU

    Newcomer the real SUX2BU Member

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    I have 340. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kinnikuman

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    340?!?!
    jaw = dropped
     
  10. al26105

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    What did you say is the biggest size you partitioned for the 1.5tb seagate? I have tried to size it bigger than 500 then the WBFS manager errors out?
     
  11. hollyw00dc

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    hello,
    I have over 500 games for wii & there does apear to be a 500 game limit to wbsf manager. Also, contrary to what i have read, if you make to seperate partitions on you drive usb loader will not recognize the second partition. So far anyway, which sucks cause i have another 50 games on my PC hard drive eating up space. I have a seagate freeagent 2TB drive formatted to wbsf with 500 games only half full. WBSF manager will not allow me to load any more games, despite the free space.

    I would love a solution for this issue myself.
     
  12. longtom1

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    have you tried wii backup manager for windows 1 of the earlier versions as wbfs format doesn't work with recent versions
     
  13. jerrylstrong

    Newcomer jerrylstrong Newbie

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    hey can you pleaseeeee help me i cant format my 1.5 TB seagate free agent to wbfs can you tell me how you formatted yours?
     
  14. C.S.I.

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    Just format it FAT32, dont waste your time with WBFS.

    Its not needed any more.

    You just need a recent version of your USB loader, and Hermes V4 or better CIOS222/223, and/or Wanikokos V19 of CIOS249.

    To format a large disk in Windoze as FAT32, use this:- http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
     
  15. bwillb

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    since the thread has been necro'd I'll ask here.... any idea if the backup managers do now or will in the near future support exFAT?
     
  16. PsyBlade

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    given the state of filesystems for which code is available
    I wouldnt hold my breath for one for which it is not
     

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