Need some help with FAT32 HDD over NTFS HDD

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Jan 4, 2011
  1. 8BitWalugi
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    I asked here:
    http://ask.gbatemp.net/1032/cant-access-hard-drive-pc
    But I realised I need to ask more questions.

    Why do I need to convert them to wbfs? Why not .iso? And what does Uneek + Di do? And is my hard drive easy to set back up once formatted? And why do I need to convert to FAT32 not NTFS?
     


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    It wont show up on your PC as the drive is formatted to wbfs, a format your PC doesn't recognise. There is no reason on using FAT32 and I recomend using NTFS, then, in order for the Wii to recognise it they need to be converted to .wbfs, you dont need to split them either. Also it is well worth it as you can save space as .wbfs are automatically compressed.
     
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    Create a small partition (FAT32 or NTFS) for emulators etc. The remaining space you can have as FAT32/NTFS/WBFS for Wii games. Backup Manager will scrub your ISO's anyway and put them on your games partition in WBFS format. Whether you have the games partition as FAT32/NTFS/WBFS will be up to you and your loaders limitations
     
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    How do I create a small partition?
     
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    Simple FREE GUI tool like EASEUS home edition does the trick
     
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    8BitWalugi, .wbfs are not limited to 4GB per file, FAT32 is, thats why NTFS is better. And yes, you need to use Backup Manager to convert them to .wbfs

    Also, you dont NEED to create a small partition, it is your choice really. Personally I would simply format the whole drive into a single NTFS partition
     
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    EDIT: Nevermind.

    I'll probably go for an entire NTFS. I'm using USB Loader GX and Configurable.
     
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    If he wants to access the HDD via a PC to place emus/roms (as he asked his other post) then he will need to, no? In order to run Wii channels/emus via USB loader he will need to have the roms on the HDD, unless he has them on SD which I believe he doesn't.

    Im running off the assumption that he wants a WBFS partition btw
     
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    What's the benefit of a WBFS partition?
     
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    WBFS is old bad partition ,use fat32 or ntfs
     
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    Not many, just it was the first way of loading games. However it has a major disadvantage that it you put loads of games there is a chance it will become corrupted (I think). I recommend NTFS other FAT32 due to it not having a 4GB limit.
     
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    I'll probably go for NTFS. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    Does the loader kinda dictate what type he can use? I have problems with Wiiflow 2.2 and FAT32/NTFS so I stuck with WBFS
     
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    Yeah, its the easiest solution really, Also if USB Loader GX doesnt work (not all loaders support this way of loading) I recommend WiiFlow,
     
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    Yes it does, but fortunately most loader support WBFS and FAT32 drives, (as long as the files are in the wbfs folder(simply a folder called wbfs)). Also I have never had any problems with Wifflow and NTFS, try updating it.
     
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    Alright. Awesome. And if for whatever reason I want to go back to WBFS, is it simple?
     
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    Got the latest rev and a brand new HDD. Don't know why, just had problems with Wiiflow recognising the games after putting them on an NTFS or FAT32 partition
     
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    Dont forget that if you do use whole drive as NTFS you would need another Fat32 drive to run Sneek
    thats if you want to play those few games that dont work with normal usb loading.
    WiiFlow has no problems running Fat32 drives
     
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    Actually I think I know why, you need to edit the config on a pc and change the drive to NTFS1

    Use the attached wiiflow.ini to save time.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?fvvbvy5n0xa50km
     
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    What games have trouble through standard USB loading?
     

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