Wii USB Loader GX Limit?

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  1. NGamerCole
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    Just need an quick answer, does the USB in use for USB Loader GX have to be a maximum of 32GBs? I know looking it up that for normal use they only use 32GB flashdrives, I just want to be sure. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MarioMasta64

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    i use a 64gb flash drive and my friend uses a 1tb hard-drives so dont worry about it. just expect slower load times. (not that bad) and more risk for corruption. (all hard drives corrupt tho)
     
  3. NGamerCole
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    Fantastic, that makes things nicer. Thanks a lot.
     
  4. MarioMasta64

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    indeed.
     
  5. GreyWolf

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    I'd actually recommend the opposite: don't use flash drives on a Wii at all. :)
     
  6. Cyan

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    32GB is more a limit added to the official Formatting tool by Microsoft.
    I don't understand why they still prevent users from formatting FAT32 higher than 32GB while it can be formatted up to 16TB.
    It was mentioned "FAT32 being slow on big partitions, so they limited the size", but that's wrong, or was true long time ago maybe?
     
  7. MarioMasta64

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    USB Loader GX kinda forces you too tho
     
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    Forces you to use a flash drive? No it doesn't. I have a standard USB 2.0 drive enclosure with a 1TB WD HDD in it.
     
  9. MarioMasta64

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    its still a hard drive
     
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    Flash drives and hard drives are not the same thing :P
     
  11. MarioMasta64

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    i use my harddrive as a flashdrive
     
  12. GreyWolf

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    They're not the same thing. Hard drives have magnetic platters or NAND memory and support a lot more of the ATA/SATA command protocol than a single-chip memory/controller found on a thumb drive.
     
  13. NGamerCole
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    Personally I'd rather not use a flashdrive, I did just buy a WD My Passport 1TB external harddrive from my workplace and tried to format for USB Loader GX and it wouldn't load it on the WBFS Manager. Any suggestions? If this type of external can't work I can return it, but if I can make this work than that's preferable.
     
  14. MarioMasta64

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    wbfs manager can only read wbfs formatted drives id recommend using wii backup manager as not only is it easier but you can format your drive and save backups in different formats
     
  15. NGamerCole
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    Works perfectly now, thanks for the advice.
     
  16. MarioMasta64

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    no problem