Using external hard drive without formating on Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Ledaren, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Ledaren

    Ledaren Newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    United States
    Hi. Tried to find an answer for this but I just can't find it in the ocean of unrelated topics that show up.

    So I have a 2TB hard drive I've used to backup old PC's and for Wii backups, there's a ton of stuff on it. I connected it to the Wii U today to install data packs for XC:X and it requires to be formated.

    Of course I don't want to ditch all my other stuff on it, and let the Wii U hog a 2TB drive exclusively! Is there any way to make a partion on the drive or something so that the Wii U will use it?
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    no partition possible.
    When formating the drive for WiiU games, the console deletes ALL partition information and format the full drive to WiiU format.
    there's no way to make multiple partitions on a WiiU formated drive.
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