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Thread: Hard Drive Corruption? Showing Weird Characters?

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    The skinny: the larger the more inefficient geometry/use of space. For Wii-only, the default (which is smaller than 32kb or 64kb) normally is OK. You start doing crazy things like 64kb and weird stuff happens... if you aren't doing GC, in fact accept whatever the default is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah
    The skinny: the larger the more inefficient geometry/use of space. For Wii-only, the default (which is smaller than 32kb or 64kb) normally is OK. You start doing crazy things like 64kb and weird stuff happens... if you aren't doing GC, in fact accept whatever the default is.
    I reread this so many times but couldn't understand it. 64kb is okay then right? I mean before GameCube I'm sure most people were using 64kb. I've used it and worked great. Before then I would use WBFS which was way back in the beginning. Regardless though, I formatted the hard drive to 32kb (: it's good to know that that is the way to go. As far as the whole corruption goes, no one has any clue? I mean it has had to happen to someone else because it happened to me thrice.

    Then again I'm just bad luck LOL

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    No, 64kb is not ok. The GC guide (for those who use DM, as example) specifies 32kb. If it happened to you thrice and you had it 64kb --- that is likely the reason.

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    I was using 64k clusters when I first formatted my hard drive to FAT32 and had no problems with it. It was when I started using Dios Mios when I had to reformat it to 32k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    I was using 64k clusters when I first formatted my hard drive to FAT32 and had no problems with it. It was when I started using Dios Mios when I had to reformat it to 32k.
    ^This. I mean what I don't understand from Nightstah is: BEFORE there was GameCube and FAT32 32kb was NOT required, what did people use for FAT32? I'm sure they used 64kb so I know it's okay. My friend's has had his for 3 years running strong in FAT32 64kb clusters. Now, I know that the clusters is not part of the problem it has to do with something else. I should've just never mentioned the clusters :/ what I'm trying to solve though and we are getting out of topic is why in the heck did all those random folders appear?

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    It what happens when a drive begins the corruption process.
    It may work of and on, but it is not dependable, and will eventually completely fail.
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    That happened to me as well, it's as oddgriffin just said. I recommend copying whatever data you can salvage and formatting the drive.

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    I was able to reserve the first 20 gig of a harddrive as raw data and unused to bypass the bad sectors. That worked for about another year or so, but it finally just died.
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    Default cluster for FAT32 drives depended on capacity. Most were anywhere between 512 bytes to 16k.

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    Well copying isn't an issue as I do have the physical games you know? And I can always purchase a new hard drive. So what you guys are saying is this drive is showing it's last few days as a hard drive?

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