USB Loader GX: FAT32 VS NTFS

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Ichigo1000, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Ichigo1000
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    What are the pro and cons?

    I've recently got a 3.0 2 TB External Hard Drive. I heard you need to split games on Fat32, and you have to be on fat32 to play gamecube games.
     
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    FAT32 works with everything. There aren't any pros for an NTFS drive unless the drive isn't only for your Wii. HD movies, for example, might be over 4GB and therefore can't be stored on FAT32.

    If you want to use your drive for other things, make a 200GB (or larger, if you want) FAT32 partition as the primary one, then a secondary NTFS partition. The FAT32 one HAS to come first. Put all the homebrew stuff on the FAT32 one.
     
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    Oh. I'm using FAT32 right now. Why does the hard drive still run when my Wii is off? How can I stop that?
     
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    Disable Standby mode.
     
  5. Cyan

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    if your drive is powered from an external source, it will stay powered.
    if it's USB powered, set the power off to idle (don't use "standby").
    let the console shutdown fully and go to red led, instead of orange led.

    edit : :ninja:'d
     
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