Move USB games to another drive

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by skydancer93, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. skydancer93
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    I have about 400GB worth of games installed via RedNAND and the Brazilian Method. If I choose to get another USB drive, a bigger one, can't I just use the data management to move the games from one USB drive to another? Obviously, the other drive would be formatted for the Wii U
     
  2. xtheman

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    Just plug them both in at once and use data management.
     
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    That's what I meant. That should be fine then?
     
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    Be prepared for a long wait. I'd say 400gb will take 8 hours to transfer
     
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    Yes but it likely will take a few days for everything to transfer.
     
  6. Maximilious

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    Might I suggest just imaging the drive on a PC and then re-imaging to the new drive? I'm not sure how that would work with formatting, but perhaps the WiiU will just see the un-used space and re-allocate it on the new drive. You would likely need to format the bigger drive with the WiiU first, before applying the image from the smaller HDD. This would be a much faster method than using the WiiU to transfer manually.
     
  7. skydancer93
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    I heard that doesn't work as the Wii U uses its own proprietary format
     
  8. Maximilious

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    Imaging doesn't rely on the disk format though. It grabs the data as it is and places it as it is. Copying the drive wouldn't work, but imaging doesn't care about format at all.

    Look up Symantec Ghost 2.5, it's what I use but I'm not sure how "available" it is on the web now. There are other solutions much like it though.
     
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    It's because the disk encryption is based on a combination of data from the drive and controller that is unique to that exact interface. Replacing any one of them will result in a mismatch where the system will refuse to decrypt it

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/cloning-wii-u-usb-hdd.445982/page-2#post-6809305
     
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    acronis disk imaging did NOT work for me. I used the wii U data management and got around 14MB/s from a powered usb3 drive to another powered usb3 drive. which makes perfect sense as the Wii U only has a USB2 interface. and that maxes out at around 30MB/s (14 read/14 write and a little overhead).
     
  11. Maximilious

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    Gotcha, I haven't kept up on stuff but am going to be moving to USB soon (especially after seeing Haxchi 2.0). Thanks for the link!