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    What is the difference between FAT32, NTFS and WBFS?

    To use a program such as Wii Flow to play backups would you need an external hard drive?

    What is the difference between FAT32, NTFS and WBFS? If i buy a 250G usb external hard drive, would it be NTFS, FAT32, or WBFS? What will both my pc and wii read?

    THANKS!
    Last edited by rocker4sure; 12-14-2010 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker4sure View Post
    To use a program such as Wii Flow to play backups would you need an external hard drive?

    What is the difference between FAT32, NTFS and WBFS? If i buy a 250G usb external hard drive, would it be NTFS, FAT32, or WBFS? What will both my pc and wii read?

    THANKS!
    1. I am not 100% sure as wiiflow might work with launching DVD's as well....but you need a formatted (FAT32, NTFS or WBFS) drive attached to use it.

    EDIT: Didn't think of SD cards, thanks Cile

    2. FAT32 can be used for everything wii related and is the recommended format. WBFS used to be needed but isn't anymore...it can only be used for one thing.

    I recommend FAT32, read the guide in my signature for more info.
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    Bad

    • Only up to 4GB files -> Splitting
    I wouldn't really call it "bad"....the backup manager does this for you and very few games are over 4GB Unless you need to use the drive to store other files over 4GB...but you can archive into split RAR's for those files if needed (depending on what type of files and what they are being used for).
    Last edited by Krank; 12-14-2010 at 06:52 PM.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    1.No you can have it on the sd card ...or install a full channel


    [SPOILER="WBFS"]2.WBFS
    Good

    • Automatic Shrinking of games
    • Supported By Most loaders
    • Ripping is stable

    Bad


    • Not usable for other space
    • Not Supported by any OS
    • No resizing/Recovery

    [/SPOILER]

    [SPOILER="FAT32"]
    FAT32
    Good

    • Can be used for other files too
    • Supported by most OSs
    • Ripping is stable

    Bad

    • Only up to 4GB files -> Splitting

    [/SPOILER]
    I recommend fat32

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