trying to format & populate 500gb fat32 drive for cfg loader

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  1. feendarrell
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    hi guys , am well stuck here , any advice & comments welcome

    i got my buffallo drivestation formatted back to fat32 for use with new cfgloader
    converted all my games from previous wbfs drive to new wbfs file

    but when i try to transfer the games on to the newly formatted fat32 drive windows reports estimated time like 11 hours to copy just 1 image ??

    i have read the various spiel regarding fat32 & large drives , some suggesting i should only have 32gb partitions

    not quite sure wot to do next

    thanks in advance


    btw - im running windowx 7 x64 (if that helps)
     
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    Maybe the drive connected is in USB1 mode or something?
    Or your system got confused, try rebooting, this usually helps with windows [​IMG]
    The size is not really an issue. I have a 200GB fat partition and it works fine.
    (I'm on windows vista 32bit)
     
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    do you think this may be an issue with x64 win7 ?

    just a point - i tried reformatting drive with several tools to fat32 in all cases the transfer speed between my internal drive and ext usb is pants , i mean realy slow like less that 800k per second

    so i tried reformatting to ntfs - drive speeds back to normal 4gb file less than a minute !

    think im gonna return to wbfs drive , i dunno wot else to do
     
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    I use x64 Win7 and had no problems transferring to my drive (WD 320GB).

    Which cluster size did you choose when you formatted? Smaller clusters will take longer to transfer.
     
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    somewhere along the way it seems my usb hardrive has gotten corrupted [​IMG]
    after hours of fekkin around with it this afternoon , i finally managed to get a working fat partition of 200gb
    leaving a 300gb ntfs partition

    accidently i deleted the ntfs partition (with all the wii wbfs files) ouch

    lucky for me i have all the disks as this was purely an idiot proof way for my kids to boot whatever games they wanted without changing disks all the time ,

    thing is , i feel like the idiot now ! messing around with things that wernt broke

    lesson learned .........
     

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