WBFS free space question

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by striderx, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. striderx

    striderx GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    United States
    I've searched all over GBAtemp and other sites and haven't found the answer to my question, so I apologize if it's here and I couldn't find it.

    I have a 160GB HDD that I prepared for storing backups using WBFSManager 3.0.1 RTW x86, uploaded May 3, 2009. I ran out of space recently so I began to use the "Extract ISO" to copy ISO's from my WBFS partition to free space on one of my computer's harddrives. After that I used the "Delete" button on the WBFS GUI to delete those ISO's that I had backed up. After deleting about a half dozen or so ISO's, the WBFS GUI reported approximately 16GB free.

    I connected it to my Wii and tried to backup a disk using USBLoaderGX and it stops and tells my there's not enough space on the drive to do this. I says there's only about 3.5GB free. I then use USBLoaderGX to delete some more ISO's and that process seemed to be effective.

    Can someone please help me understand why there's such a big discrepency between the free space reported by these two apps? Which one is correct? I've read posts where people are asking about defragging a WBFS drive. Is this problem the source of their question?

    What's the best way of dealing with this?