WBFS to FAT?

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Oct 27, 2010

WBFS to FAT? by stingray1059 at 11:31 AM (1,953 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. stingray1059
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    i have a new 500gb FAT hard drive and an old WBFS 250gb drive.

    how can i transfer my games to the new harddrive without formatting to wbfs?
    is there a folder name i should use?

    im using CFG loader.
     
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    The easiest way is to use Wii Backup Manager

    LINK


    @Sao Mortel

    Your post was really helpful!! (not really)
     
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    He means that you need to put .wbfs files in X:\wbfs\
    He just didn't convey that information in an understandable manner.
     
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    He just didn't convey that information in an understandable manner = not helpful (for a noob)

    We should reply accordingly to the person asking.

    A noob question a noob answer.
    An advanced question an advanced answer (eg Wiimms Tools TOPIC)
     
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    The question was:
    is my fat32 hard drive gonna work; if so, what folder should i put my games in?
    Everyone is a noob when we dont know the answer.
     
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    While blunt... I do believe he answered the question pretty succinctly.
     
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    use WiiBackupManager, it will automatically convert, compress and save the games exactly where they need to be on your harddrive.
     
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    i have a problem when i use wii backup manager, when i transfer the games from my wbfs hard drive to the FAT drive, it converts it to ISO. making all my games 4.6gb.

    what setting should i use to transfer all my games automatically?
     
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    Tell it to convert them to .wbfs format (either split into 2GB parts or 4GB parts)
     
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    If its FAT32 it should be automatically splitting them and converting them to wbfs. And for the games to be >4GBs in size on the hard drive its impossible for it to be formatted as FAT32. Double check you're drive is formatted as fat32, it sounds like it is NTFS.

    FYI, u can force transfers to NTFS to convert to wbfs files instead of iso files via its options, u can also force it to split the files on NTFS if >4GBs even though splitting is not required (but allows for easy file transfers from NTFS to FAT32)
     
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    my bad its NTFS. after formatting to fat32, now its working. THANKS A LOT.

    is it normal for the whole 250gb full of games to have a transfer rate of 6 hours to complete?
     
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    If I had a 250gb hdd full of games my pc would take about 4 hours to complete so I think the average is 3 to 6 hours to complete depending the pc speed and/or HDD Brand. (in this case using a 250gb hdd as a base, the bigger the hdd +more games on it the more time it will take)
     
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    USB 2.0's max transfer speed is between 20-25MB/s... So 250GB = 2.84 hours assuming you're getting max speed, but generally most driver/controllers are going to average about 20MB/S which is closer to 3.6 hours.

    So that's a little slow, but it's not uncommon. Unfortunately not much you can do about that unless you have a USB 3.0 drive and a 3.0 slot on your PC. Don't think USB3.0 drives are 2.0 compatible though.
     

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