Partitioning a 1TB external. Games, Roms, and apps?

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  1. tstein
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    I'm new to the WII game. I've went ahead and soft modded my WII and ordered a USB Loader compatible 1TB external drive. I've got USB Loader GX installed to my SD card.

    My understanding is that the external drive can not only hold my WII games, but also hold emulator roms and my homebrew apps (although I've read it loads slower).

    My question is, how should I partition the drive to support all three features? Also, how big would you recommend each partition? What order should the partitions be? Would it be something like...

    Partition 1 - Primary - WBFS - Size ??? (Games)
    Partition 2 - Primary - FAT32 - Size ??? (Homebrew)
    Partition 3 - Primary - FAT32 - Size ??? (Emulator Roms)

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. dai-a

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    Why make 2 patritions for the same thing?

    Just stick with WBFS and FAT32
     
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    Does it matter which partition comes first in the order?

    Can the FAT32 drive be NTFS? Guessing not..
     
  4. Justin121994

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    Well can't you just keep all fat32. You can have games on it now..
     
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    Yes with Configurable USB Loader. No with USB Loader GX.

    Tstein: The Readmii for USB Loader GX says the following:

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    The partitions have to be formatted to FAT. Mark the partition you want to use for WBFS as Active.
    If you make multiple partitions, the First partition must be the one for image,... and the second one for WBFS (for Wii games)
     
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    Thanks for the post. However, I'm having trouble understanding what is said here:

    What images are they talking about?!? By images do they mean your general stuff like homebrew and roms? Are they saying to make the first partition FAT32 and the second partition a WBFS (active)?
     
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    Images as in pictures for the dvd covers and discs that it gets with it's "Cover Download" feature.
     
  8. BiPoLaR

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    Make your first partition FAT32 (whatever size you want or think you'll need) and the second partition WBFS.