what is best way to backup games

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by goatie, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. goatie
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    hi all
    run most of the games my lad plays from hdd, but its only a 70gb drive
    just got a 500gb hdd, should i store all my iso's on here, all play from the small hdd
    or should i kep games on discs and run thr wbfs from the 500gb hdd
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    I dont understand you fully but heres a imho good backup strategy

    use one of the hdds to play

    keep the original discs - you gain nothing from throwing them away
    and as long as they are ok they are perfect backups

    ther is no need for a second backup unless you got plenty of space

    in case the disc breaks keep a copy of it on the other disk as backup
    keep them in the format they are in - converting is unnecessary risk

    keeping backups on wbfs formated disk is a bad idea
    better wbfs images or best disk images on fat or better ntfs

    reripping to iso now would be best but not really neccessary imho
     
  3. goatie
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    thanks
    i'll do as u suggest

    i'll put put games on big hdd via wbfs manager
    as store discs safely
     
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    Actually you get cash money for your originals.
    You just trade them in.
    Tis what I did for most of my Wii games once I modded it.
     
  5. Drag0nflamez

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    using those backups is then considered piracy cuz you dont own the original.
     
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    Most Original games work fine. Just take good care of them. Don't scratch them, ect. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, running them from USB loader assures no scratching. And if you screw up on writing the ISO you won't have wasted a disc (Dunno if there's a way to get ISO's off discs once they're on there). I prefer discs though, just cause.
     
  8. Drag0nflamez

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    you can get them off discs - but the Wii won't read them because it only reads read-only discs.