SX OS Hardrive Support With 8TB Drive

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by TheRedRacon79, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. TheRedRacon79
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  2. nswuser007

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    i have 3 externals man 4, 5 tb and none have worked. im not "lucky' enough i guess
     
  3. iriez

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    Make sure you have a primary and not a logical partition. Both FAT32 and exfat are recognized so if you have it as NTFS it won't be.
     
  4. KyoNando

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    I'm not sure. But maybe the cause is that Hard Disks bigger than 2TB can't have a MBR partition table, they need a GPT partition table. Maybe the Switch doesn't recognize GPT.
    You can do a MBR partitioning, but you will lose 6 of your 8 TB. Not a good idea.
     
  5. CrisFTW

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    Is it really necessary to have that much space? You got the entire CDN within your hard drive.

    Anyway...if it doesn't work, best to ask TX for a recommendation
     
  6. nswuser007

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    ive seen videos with it working well over 2tb so im not sure, and theres people attesting their 4,5 and 8tbs are working... just not much help when you have 3 that arent.. i really could give a shit about the hdds right now, if/when I get lan play working I may actually be able to kill boredom. just maybe
     
  7. sporesprout

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    WHY!
     
  8. jakkal

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    maybe you should mind your own business
     
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  10. Reecey

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    The trouble with having huge hdd’s like 8tb the more content you have rammed on their the slower it will load don’t expect to have 100+ xci files and load as quick as sd, it won’t I stuck with a minimum of 2tb seems to work just nicely.
     
  11. WiiuGold

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    I have over 489 xci files .. it loads up in under a min
     
  12. Ghassen-ga

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    anyway to flip them ? make the exfat a primary ?
     
  13. Reecey

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    Do you just put them all on the route of your sd card or in folders? The xci menu certainly does not load as fast as it would on sd card, it’s not really noticeable unless you get your stop watch out but it is a tad slower. Also occasionally if you click on one of the games to quickly while the menus loading it doesn’t load the game properly to the switch main menu. I’m using this on my switch handheld I’m not sure if it’s different loading usb with the dock I have never tried it?
     
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  14. iriez

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    You have to reformat.

    EaseUS patition manager will allow you to specify logical or primary if you are on windows. The built-in formatting tool in windows will not.

    I'm not sure why OP hasn't responded but I'm 99% positive that's his issue.
     
  15. scroeffie

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    i have 6tb fat 32 seagate biggest cluster size en gpt works perfect
     
  16. mcmanic

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    i have the 4tb and 6tb version of that drive and both of them work on the switch, all i did was format them to exfat in windows 10 using EaseUS Partition Master, both work fine.
     
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  17. snoofly

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    wd software will format up to wd drives up to 8tb as fat32 using max cluster size. that is always the best setup for ninty consoles (wiiu at least) and no doubt switch if you’re happy using split naps.
    seagates use some emulation tech physical/logical sector size swizzle and stuff which gets complex
    i went thru all this palaver on the wiiu a while back with seagates causing no end of pain.
    in the end get a wd my book 8tb and yr golden

    edit.
    this is what i recommend.

    https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop...qid=1545501730&sr=1-1&keywords=wd+my+book+8tb

    i use them for ps4 and wiiu flawlessly.
    sure switch would be the same
     
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  18. bostonBC

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    >2TB drives can support MBR with the right case... I have a 5TB Samsung and Maxtor D3 Station drives that work fine with MBR and work on the switch.
     
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