What Else Can I Do With My USB/External Hard Drive?
First I'd like to thank the WH community for all the great information here. It's been a great help and has enabled me to soft-mod my 4.2U Wii and get all kinds of games running from an external drive. This is fun stuff :)
I've been using one of my backup drives to play games on my soft-modded Wii (a 320GB SATA drive in a USB dock), but I really should put the drive back to use doing backups so I am going to purchase a dedicated drive for Wii gaming and could use a little help deciding what size drive to get.
I plan to use a 512GB WBFS partition for games. I realize some of the USB loaders can work with larger partitions now, but I don't see needing more space than that for games that are worth playing. Once the partition is full I'll just delete the shovelware, junk, and stuff I don't care for to make way for new and interesting things. Also, at this limit, I shouldn't have any problems running into the 500 file limit.
The WBFS partition aside, what other partitions (and sizes) might be useful? I read some bits about running homebrew apps and storing cover images on a USB drive rather than the SD card. What about Wiiware and VC games? Anything else?
Please offer some suggestions on what other partitions I may want on my drive and how much space I should to dedicate to them. This will help me know what size drive I'll need for my continued exploration of Wii modding :C)
I'd love to hear about your setup too! What kind of partitions are you using and what are you doing with them?