Recomended space for USB loader?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by dlf, Sep 6, 2009.

Sep 6, 2009

Recomended space for USB loader? by dlf at 12:01 AM (1,715 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. dlf
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    If I was going to buy a USB loader what amount of space should I buy based on the size of these games?:

    1. CALL OF DUTY 3
    2. LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS
    3. MARIO & SONIC @ OLYMPIC GAMES
    4. MARIO KART WII
    5. MARIO PARTY 8
    6. METROID PRIME 3: CORRUPTION
    7. RED STEEL
    8. SUPER MARIO GALAXY
    9. SUPER PAPER MARIO
    10. AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER
    11. SUPER SMASH BROTHERS: BRAWL
    12. Rayman Raving Rabbids
    13. Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
    14. Punch-Out
    15. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (NPC)
    16. Wii sports Resort
    17. Call Of Duty: World @ War
    18. Ravman Raving Rabbids 3
    19. Rabbids Go Home
    20. Red Steel 2
    21. New Super Mario Bros Wii
    22. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    23. Big Brain Academy
    24. Metroid Prime Trilogy
    25. Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
    26. Animal Crossing: City Folk
    27. The Conduit
    28. Castlevania Judgment
    29. Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
    30. Pikman (NPC)
    31. Pikman 2 (NPC)
    32. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
    33. Metroid: Other M
    34. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
    35. Grand Slam Tennis
    36. Wario Land: Shake It!
    37. Wii Fit
    38. Wii Fit Plus
    39. Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno
    40. Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth
    41. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
    42. Boom Blox
    43. Brothers in Arms: Double Time
    44. Captain Rainbow
    45. Disaster: Day of Crisis
    46. EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer
    47. EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis
    48. Endless Ocean
    49. Excite Truck
    50. Geometry Wars: Galaxies
    51. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
    52. History Channel: Battle for the Pacific, History Channel: Battle for the Pacific
    53. The House of the Dead
    54. Mad World
    55. Madden NFL
    56. Manhunt 2
    57. Mario Super Sluggers
    58. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
    59. New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis
    60. No More Heroes
    61. Pikmin 3
    62. Resident Evil
    63. SimCity Creator
    64. Tiger Woods PGA Tout
    65. Trauma Center
    66. Medal Of Honor
    67. Wario Land: Shake It
    68. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
    69. WWII Aces
     
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    100gb should fit all of those games. Before I cleaned up my HDD I had ~65 and was using ~150gb. All depends on the games, but if you went with a 250gb you'd definitely fit all of those games with a ton of room to grow.
     
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    Do all the click able linked drives in the compatibility list (http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?title=USB_Devices_Compatibility_List) work? - Lest those that say they do? And if I wanted to use some emulators ((S)NES), n64 (when it's released), PS1, gameboy, TurboGrafx-16 (CD), etc - could I? Are the notes in the link update to date (or very recent)?
     
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    I recommend the 500gb Seagate Freeagent Go. It has 465gb of available space, and I set the first partition to around 130gb FAT32 primary (active), and the second partition to FAT32>WBFS (335gb).

    I decided to have 130gb in FAT32 format since it allows plenty of space for future applications such as nand emu, PSX emu, N64emu, and possibly MAME/NeoGeo emu. Having 335gb dedicated to WBFS should allow you have plenty of room for the "must have" games, and for those games coming out in the future. Nothing's worse than running out of room, and wishing you had set your partitions differently, resulting in a lot of wasted time.
     
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    Orderd a 750 GB Western Digital, drive. Now comes (IMO) the moronic question: What topics (or FAQ'S) should I look @ to get it to be a USB loader? Safest method preferbly.
     
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    When it comees to storage more is always better, just get the most space you can afford as you probably will want more later in life.

    There is a deal right now 1TB 3.5" Western Digital External for $65 w/ free ship. I grabbed 2 of them because it was a great deal.

    I'll break one open and use it inside my PC and use the other to create a clone of my current Wii drive that way if it fails one day I wont lose the 100+ games on it.

    Actually may break them both open and just extract the .iso images and store them as .ISO format on the drive on the computer rather than clone the wii partition.
     
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    I think 750 GB is large enough for the games I want, and less i'm mistaken the whole 750 isn't usable (not counting what's taken off), 100 - 150 (or so) Gigs should be enough. What guides should I look @?
     
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    You added 2
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    Might I request a list of the guide(s) I should look @ to set up the external as a usb loader, preferbly with the safest method & the most update to date releases? [​IMG]
     
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    http://gwht.wikidot.com/

    I would highly reccomend this one and choosing Configurable USB Loader as your loader of choice. I first softmodded my Wii about a month ago or so using this method/guide and was up and running in no time and since reading the boards daily it all actually makes sense to me too! [​IMG]

    The only thing I differed from the guide was when it came to formatting the HDD. I didn't bother to use a partition, and had WBFS manager format it for me!
     

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