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    Few External HDD questions. Thanks to anyone who can help.

    I have a Seagate External Desktop Drive 500GB that I have used for USB Loader GX. I wish to partition the drive into (2) 250GB drives. Is it possible for me to still do this or will I need to resinstall of my Wii games again once I perform the partition?


    I also want to ask one more question.

    I have the Seagate 500Gb and a 250GB Western Digital My Passport Essentials. Which of these is better for me to keep? I wish to return one of them but on the HDD compatibility list I see that the WD works with everything while with the Seagate it says "Not Tested" for programs such as Geexbox which I want to use.

    The Passport is USB powered while the Seagate has it's own power source.

    Which should I keep and why?


    Thanks.

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    Well from the size difference I'd probably take the Seagate but if it doesn't work fully 100% with everything you need then it's worthless to keep for this purpose.

    The WD is USB powered so is easier to use and hot swap between your Wii and PC. I do find the WD is good with everything and very quiet and cute looking.

    Up to you really. What do you feel is best?

    As for splitting the partition I couldn't find a way so copied all ISO to my PC, then formatted in windows and then partitioned into two drives, the first of which I made primary and active before converting it to WBFS. I forget which program I used but easeus is good apparently. I kept only 30GB for my windows volume and the remaining for WBFS.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Well I know I will probably never use up the full 500GB, I have 14 games at the moment and I only used about 20GB.

    I would keep the Seagate if I knew it fully works with everything but from what I have read it seems like the WD Passport is an excellent choice for Wii owners.

    I'll probably just stick with the WD then.

    Thanks.

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    Every single seagate drive ive had has had some problem after an year. The seagate customer service officially hates me. Where as my ancient WD drive still works with no issues..so my two cents : stick with the WD
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