Question about EHDD for WIIU

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by LombaxTheGreat, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. LombaxTheGreat
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    I currently have a 4TB EHDD hooked up to my WIIU and it houses like 200gb of games. (I got it for like 60$ so that's why it's 4tb)
    I was wondering if I could create a second or even 2 1tb partitions for wii games/gamecube games (nintendont)
    If it's possible, how would go about formatting the EHDD on my desktop without touching the already made 2tb WIIU partition destroying the games it holds.

    TL;DR can I use 4tb EHDD for WiiU, Wii, and Gamecube backups?

    P.S. I'm using my 64GB sd card for the GC and Wii backups for now.
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    It will be limited to 2 TB, performance will be poor, and you will need to install WiiU games to a proprietary drive then copy them to the common one

    Read about Mocha 0.3, that's the only CFW to support non-WFS hard drives in WiiU mode and not without significant limitations

    tl;dr No
     
  3. GerbilSoft

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    Wii U's native format doesn't support partitions at all. The entire drive has to be dedicated for Wii U mode.

    There is an experimental FAT32 redirector in Mocha (which would allow use of a FAT32 USB drive instead of the proprietary Wii U format), but I have no idea how reliable it is.
     
  4. LombaxTheGreat
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    That's sad, so basically the 4tb HDD is stuck as a 2tb slave to the WiiU?
    I can't use it anything else?

    Edit: So hopefully Mocha 0.3 will make my dreams come true in the future.

    Thanks for the replies guys! :D
     
    Last edited by LombaxTheGreat, Jul 26, 2017