The big 1TB discussion

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  1. robiul
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    Has anyone manage to get the full 1TB working on the USB loader and none of this partition business, the full 1TB space, reply only if you have.
     


  2. KirovAir

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    I have. Brand: Toshiba.
     
  3. djbubba2002

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    yes it works , i went out and got one
    Western Digital
    My Book
    1TB
    Essential Edition usb 2.0

    on sell at walmart for 114.99

    you can play off of it , but you cant dump the games onto it ,, you have to use the wbfs to put the games on it ..
     
  4. JJBro1

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    has anyone been able to dump games onto one?
     
  5. GamerzInc

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    Seems impractical to have just for wii storage. You'd never even fill 500GB with wii games. My 1TB WD comes today [​IMG]. Gonna store all my hi-def movies on it.
     
  6. djbubba2002

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    you cant , becuase it reads up to 512GB , thats it , you can dump them from your computer the hdd, thast how i play mine ..
     
  7. robiul
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    so the full 1TB is not viable, even with future updates?


    so how did you manage to get the games on there?
     
  8. ntt4

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    Mine is partitioned as

    Partition 1 - EFI - 0.20MB
    Partition 2 - Untitled - HFS+ - 700GB
    Partition 3 - WII BACKUP - Fat32 - 300GB
    Partition 4 - free space - ??? MB

    It's a Maxtor Basics HDD
    £79.99
     
  9. kedest

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    Well as I understand it, you can't dump games to it via the loader itself.
    But if you use the windows application, it will work.
     
  10. Styles420

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    You can't get the full terabyte even on a computer - I have the Western Digital MyBook, and due to the formatting, you only get 931 GB. A true TB would be 1024 GB. But then I think the industry has been a little lax with their definition - they seem to be more than willing to say it's a GB when its only 1000 MB, and to them a MB is only 1000 KB. The higher you go, the more you lose. But it works in their favor - it'd be like the gas stations charging you for a full ten gallons when you only get nine.
     
  11. djbubba2002

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    you to put them on the hdd from your computer

    cd..
    cd..
    cd wbgswin
    c:\wbfswin) wbfs init
    c:\wbfswin) wbfs ls ( shows the hdd ) what games you got on the hdd
    c:\ wbfswin) df ( tells you how much you spce you used.. )
    c:\wbfswin) wbfs add (this is where you put the iso at )
     
  12. robiul
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    lol
     
  13. grandem

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    How u manage to partition it?

    My Toshiba 1 TB Store alu
    is always shown as one big partition =( On my pc there are two but i cant get it work [​IMG]
     
  14. fogbank

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    Actually 1 Terabyte = 1,000 Gigabytes.
    1 Gigabyte = 1,000 Megabytes.

    And yes, due to formatting you only get about 930 gigabytes from a 1 terabyte drive.

    1 Tebibyte = 1,024 Gibibytes.
    1 Gibibyte = 1,024 Mebibytes.

    And so on...

    New definitions were put in place back in '99 I believe. They were developed to differentiate the true SI definitions of kilo, mega, giga, etc.. from the binary usages based on 2, 8, 1024, etc... I still usually think of it the old way though. [​IMG]
     
  15. screamq3

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    of course you'll fill 1 tb drive i got 2tb full of backups [​IMG]
     
  16. grandem

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    So its sure that you can never dummmp to a1Tb drive?
     
  17. quantocks

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    you fill the 1TB drive off the computer, the tool on the Wii cannot write to the drive. Only play games from it.
     
  18. tj_cool

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    The usb loader can only dump on partitions from 512GB or smaller
     
  19. grandem

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    Yes i know

    I only want to ask if its possible that a newer Version supports 1 Tb or if it isnt because of some Wii components
     
  20. skunk123punk

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    Yes but most of the images even if zipped up are 4.5GB, but when the iso is scrubbed the size is often half or even less than half this size.

    Also if you have original games that you want to dump via the Wii to a 1TB hard drive just use a smaller size hard drive to dump the image to, then transfer it to the 1TB drive using one of the Windows WBFS tools.

    Skunk