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    If you can open a DOS command, you can do a quick FAT32 format using this as your guide:

    MS-DOS format command help

    Examples here:

    Format - Format Command Details - Recovery Console Command

    So for example, if your drive was D Drive, it would look something like this:

    format d: /FS:FAT32 /Q

    For me at this moment I would start over and partition the whole drive as a single FAT32 drive and let's get the Wii & the USB HDD talking first & foremoest.
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    I get an error Volume is too big for FAT32. I used EASEUS so now the whole drive is FAT32. Now what would be my next step?

    I connected it to the wii with nothing on it just to see if the wii sees it and it doesn't.

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    Does Windows XP recognise it as a whole single drive, prob about 1862GB free?
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    Yes E: about 1.81TB (1862.78GB)
    Last edited by Schlep; 01-31-2010 at 02:06 PM.

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    Now I would try copying your SD card contents to the USB Drive and see if it can be detected by Homebrew Channel whem you plug it in and then power up the Wii.

    Also try installing USB Loader GX as a forwarder channel as well as an app in Homebrew channel, this may another way of getting the Wii to detect the drive;

    Forwarders (USB Loader GX)
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    Well no luck there, I copied all the files from my SD card to my HDD and connected to the Wii. The wii just does not see the HDD, I have a forwarder and still nothing. I am running out of options here. What type of HDD is the best for this? I am looking for another one now that I can not get this one to work. How big of one is a good one to get to hold 500 games and the homebrew apps?

    Not sure if this is a hard drive problem or an operator problem but I am trying to do all you say and nothing is working here.

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    All the WD Drives work ok, it's just a matter of tying down what it is you are missing.

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

    Maybe an IOS install?

    http://www.wiihacks.com/tutorial-arc...rial-faqs.html
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    I wish I would have seen that compatibility table about a week ago. Looking at the Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential Edition does not work. So it looks like I am looking for another HDD. All the issues they say they had I am having. I am going to look for something that is compatible now. thanks for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    There are no limits on disk size for the Wii, only a 500 game limit on what the USB Loaders can handle.

    And there is no need to format it to WBFS if the OP doesn't wish to.

    Is it all one partition?

    If it is all FAT32 then try putting some HBC apps on (copy the SD Card to it) and try loading HBC from the USB HDD and see if your Wii is talking to your USB HDD first.
    I'm confused here....so I can play backups on my wii with my hdd if it is not wbfs? I can play backups with a fat 32 format? What does OP stand for?

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    Try a single primary partition

    I also had a problem with games not loading. I repartitioned drive with partition magic 8 as a single PRIMARY partition. Then i had no problems.
    I didn't experiment with any other settings as this worked for me.
    Originally drive was setup as a logical partition. I was able to copy games to it, but they did not work. after changing it to a primary partition, i formatted it with WBFS manager 3.0 and copied games to it. no problems.

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