Moving From WBFS to Fat32

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by julz1, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. julz1
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    Ok so i got a 320 gig hard-drive i use ive got like 67 games that occupy 150 gig the reason i wanted to switch was my 4 gig SD is full of Roms, Covers, Homebrew Wiiware etc
    So i was wondering if i did swap to Fat 32 would all my Games Quadruple in size. That is my only real hang up because i feel other then that it would be really convient to have everything on one drive rather then SD & HDD
    or will it be easier just to buy like 8-16 gig SD
     
  2. nitrostemp

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    why not use ntfs?
     
  3. julz1
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    I get most of my games from the video store and everyone posts that you cant dump directly to NTFS
    and im not sure if all the emulators/homebrew have NTFS support
     
  4. tj_cool

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    Well, if you think you can use the wasted space for better things, then go for it [​IMG]
    You can't "convert" it though, so you'll need to stock all games somewhere else for a short time
     
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    USB Loader GX supports writing to NTFS from now on, if that works good, expect that change also to become available in both WiiFlow and CFG Loader USB.

    The only other homebrew which supports NTFS is MPlayer-CE. The rest of them doesn't.
     
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    Did libntfs get an update?
     
  7. julz1
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    yeah onto my computer
    my main question was when i move them from the External re-format it then put em back on will they all be 4 gig cause that kind of defeats the purpose
     
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    You can convert them to .wbfs files, which are smaller
     
  9. julz1
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    Thanks i guess ill start this long ass process now [​IMG]
     
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