Using the same USB HDD For Wii and other things?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ShinraArmy, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. ShinraArmy

    ShinraArmy GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2008
    United States

    I have a 250gb 'MyPassport' HDD that I want to format for a Wii... how should I go about enabling it for both functions?
  2. DarkShadow96

    DarkShadow96 LA96£

    Feb 9, 2009
    Partition the hard drive.

    You first make it raw and select the amount of space you want for the first partition(active)which will become WBFS and the second partition you make it FAT32 or w/e you want it to be.

    There are some programs that can partition the hard drive for you given you give the amount you want the partitions to be. When I do remember the name, I'll come back to you.
  3. person66

    person66 If it isn't edited, it isn't a true person66 post

    Jun 16, 2009
    Why not just make the whole thing FAT32? All the wii apps will work with that, the only problem is you can only put files that are smaller than 4GB on it (not a problem for wii stuff, but if you are putting a big movie or something on it, you will have a problem).

    The other option is to use NTFS, in which case not all wii apps will be able to use it (USB loaders can though).

    Or you could partition it to something like this:
    4-8GB FAT32 (keep wii apps and stuff here), and the rest NTFS (for wii games and all your other files.)
  4. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    a single fat partition does fine in most cases
    there's no reason to want a +4G file on a wii
    on PCs its easy to split/join big files if you want to transport them
    most other gadgets don't support another fs anyway