USB loading on a S.M.A.R.T. failing drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by cracker, May 8, 2014.

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    cracker Nyah!

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    This is a strange post, I know. I have a 1.5T drive that is going out on me but still can hopefully be useful for a while longer. Does anyone know if the tools that read/write to WBFS can detect errors in the clusters/sectors of a drive? I think it should be fine for playing games once they are copied over (cover art too).
     
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    The tools don't have to - the logic board of the drive does. S.M.A.R.T handles reporting issues (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology), I don't think it's necessary to avoid writing to bad sectors. Just give the drive a good scan on the PC to mark the sectors and get on with your life. That and move on from WBFS for god's sake - FAT32 is so much better.
     
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    I was thinking more about how it handles errors in reading an iso during playing I guess.

    This shows how long it has been since I really used my Wii. :yaywii: