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I had a 500gb drive I was using for my Wii awhile back, then decided I wanted to use it for my computer. Then I changed my mind again and formatted the drive to use for my Wii.

This time though, now that I'm smarter than when I first started copying Wii games to it, I'd like to have a partition devoted entirely to roms.

Also, it's been awhile since I've been around so I'm out of date on everything. I remember there being talks about being able to load WiiWare and VC from a hard drive through NAND emulation or whatever it was called, did that ever go through or are they still working on it?

I'm just trying to decide on all of this so I know how much space I should devote to Wii games and how much needs to be for roms and wads.

Also, since I'm on the subject (I could probably find this in a search but oh well) what file system seems to be the best for storing and reading roms (NES, SNES, etc.) on the Wii, would it be NTFS, FAT, or FAT32? Also, what program would allow me to create a separate WTFS partition and which partition should be created first? WTFS or NTFS/FAT/FAT32?
 

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Luriden said:
I had a 500gb drive I was using for my Wii awhile back, then decided I wanted to use it for my computer. Then I changed my mind again and formatted the drive to use for my Wii.

This time though, now that I'm smarter than when I first started copying Wii games to it, I'd like to have a partition devoted entirely to roms.

Also, it's been awhile since I've been around so I'm out of date on everything. I remember there being talks about being able to load WiiWare and VC from a hard drive through NAND emulation or whatever it was called, did that ever go through or are they still working on it?
Triiforce is what you are looking for.

I'm just trying to decide on all of this so I know how much space I should devote to Wii games and how much needs to be for roms and wads.
That is a matter of personal opinion and usage, I have 4GB for hombrew/roms and the other 316GB for Wii games, but do what you want with it

Also, since I'm on the subject (I could probably find this in a search but oh well) what file system seems to be the best for storing and reading roms (NES, SNES, etc.) on the Wii, would it be NTFS, FAT, or FAT32? Also, what program would allow me to create a separate WTFS partition and which partition should be created first? WTFS or NTFS/FAT/FAT32?
FAT32 for Hombrew, Roms VC/WW usage, WBFS for Wii games. Use the disk managment tool in windows (right click on my computer>select manage>disk management) delete all partitions on the disk, create a primary partition for Roms, etc and format to FAT32, create another primary partition but don't format it, just assign a letter to it, set the FAT32 partition has active, and then use WBFS Manager to format the partition that you didnt format earlier.
 

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Great, thanks for your help. Triiforce looks like a bit of work but I'll look into it. I made the FAT32 partition 10 gigs just in case.
 
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