*poll* wbfs, wbfs with fat32 partition, fat32, or ntfs.

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by terminal_illness, Sep 15, 2010.

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what filesystem does your wii hdd use?

  1. WBFS

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  2. mostly WBFS with Fat32 partition

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  3. FAT32

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  4. NTFS

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  1. terminal_illness
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    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    I have a TB HDD with partitions as the following.
    P1=3/4 of drive WBFS marked primary and active
    P2=1/4 of drive FAT32 marked just primary

    how bout you?
     


  2. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    ive got a 320 WD, entirely set to FAT32.

    i used to have it split to mostly WBFS, w/15gigs FAT for triiforce, and 40gigs NTFS for misc.

    eventually/inevitably i ran out of room on the wbfs, and started having to put games on the NTFS, but that got super annoying having two separate archives for wii games, so i switched it up to just one FAT partition for everything.
    i seems like my stuff takes up less room now than it did w/separate partitions =)
     
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    30Gb FAT32 + 200Gb WBFS (seagate freeagent 250)
    I would like a new one now, it's full [​IMG]
     
  4. Yuan

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    Seagate Portable 250GB FAT32, just 1 partition.

    Used to watch AVCHD movies @ PS3 too.
     
  5. KiiWii

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    320gb seagate

    100gb NTFS -> for 360/ps3 isos
    100gb Fat32 -> for wii apps and tv/movies
    100gb WBFS for wii games
     
  6. keine

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    Mine is Fat32....One device for PS3/PS2/Wii/360. One partition, primary, active. Done.
     
  7. terminal_illness
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    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    i like my configuration best. i have tried all filesystem combinations....
     
  8. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    how is that any better than 100% FAT32?
     
  9. terminal_illness
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    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    because i dont have to convert to .wbfs. the manager automatically scrubs them. its completly noob proof(once partitioned properly and if your using wbfs manager 1.2 for mac like me.) theres no filesize limit. and i have a partition for homebrew. also much less time to transfer games.

    better question is how is fat32 better than my configuration?
     
  10. Ninn

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    2TB Iomega , 500GB Fat32 for wii games...and the rest (1.5TB NTFS) for all the other stuff.

    works great, havent had any problems so far.
     
  11. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    before I get started, I just wanna say that I'm not trying to start an arguement, just a healthy debate [​IMG]

    #1, u ALWAYS need to use a program to manage games on a wbfs partition... with FAT32, u only need to do so ONCE to convert them to *.wbfs files, then u can straight copy the files to another drive without needing to use a program (and it will work on any OS).

    #2, wbfs file on FAT32 are also scrubbed... and while the handful of games larger than 4GBs need to be split into parts, it can still store ANY Wii game of ANY size (no limit!). However, a WBFS partition can only store wii games. And WiiBackupManager makes this process easy as hell regardless of what format the hard drive is.

    #3, With FAT32, I don't need to worry about repartitioning my drive to allocate more space to a WBFS partition to store more games. All homebrew and apps are on the same partition, so its not even an issue

    #4, When inserting a HDD with a WBFS partition on it into a windows machine, u always get that annoying pop-up asking if u want to format the drive now... and a lot of ppl have accidentally/stupidly said yes

    #5, in case of dataloss, its easier to recover files off of a FAT32 partition over a WBFS partition


    Honestly... there is nothing u can say to convince me that 100% FAT32 is not the best set-up. There is only ONE good arguement (in my opinion) against FAT32... and that is that it cannot store files larger than 4GBs (this does not affect Wii games, since they can be split). However, unless the hard drive is intended to be used to store Hi-Def videos... there are no wii files that are that large. And even still, that is an arguement for 50/50 FAT32/NTFS not for WBFS.

    edit: not to mention the 500 game limit on WBFS partitions (not that that'll be a problem for me or anyone else who isn't a pirate)
     
  12. terminal_illness
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    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    touché [​IMG] however i was talking about my setup, not wbfs vs fat32.

    im using a mac tho so for me its the best setup. there is no program to make .wbfs files for me, or splitt them into two parts.

    also its one progress bar to add a wii game instead of two, and its faster.


    also i can also store any files on it because i have a fat32 partition...

    and i dont need dataloss recovery because i have a 2 tb drive in my computer that i keep the full unscrubbed iso's on
     
  13. guinness

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    1TB. Used to be 50/50 FAT32/WBFS, now 100% FAT32, except for a 10GB NTFS partition which I use to extract ISOs to before converting to .wbfs.
     
  14. XFlak

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  15. terminal_illness
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    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    ok lol [​IMG] you win.. im still not changing tho lol! thx for the peaceful debate xflak, i always like your posts..
     
  16. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    350GB for WBFS and 150GB for NTFS, never liked FAT32 and its stupid restriction in file size, when I first bought the HDD the only possible was WBFS now that is almost full I'm not gonna delte everything, reformat and then reinstall the games, if some trouble that deletes my games happens I'll just get rid of everything and sell my Wii...!! [​IMG]
     
  17. tommy1981

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    Has anyone had any problem with adding Super Smash Brothers Brawl (6.9gb) to a NTFS formated drive.I use 2tb 100% NTFS for wii games and another 100% fat32 drive never really use the fat32 much though. And i still use a 2gb SD card to load my drives with through homebrew. Never installed many channels.
     
  18. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    how r u adding it?
     
  19. tommy1981

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    with wii backup manager newest one. going from wbfs to ntsc. I'm thinking i should of formated my hhd to fat32. I didnt even know about game splitting to make it fit on a fat32. This was the only reason i went with ntfs
     
  20. Fishaman P

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    Dude, just dump it from within Configurable USB Loader.
    If you are not using CFG, you are stupid.