View Poll Results: What format is your Wii HDD?

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  • WBFS

    4 21.05%
  • FAT32

    3 15.79%
  • NTFS

    1 5.26%
  • WBFS / FAT32

    8 42.11%
  • WBFS / NTFS

    2 10.53%
  • FAT32 / NTFS

    0 0%
  • WBFS / FAT32 / NTFS

    2 10.53%
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Thread: What format is your USB HDD?

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    What format is your USB HDD?

    I saw a post where a member referred to the WBFS format as being out of date, which got me to wondering, what is the format used most by WiiHacks members?

    I allow 2 votes just in case you have 2 hard drives. I have 2 USB HDD's so I voted in 2 selections.
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 08-09-2010 at 01:10 PM.

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    Using a wbfs partition for games is the most economical as all game are scrubbed when added where as on any other fs they will show up as 4.7 gig unless you scrub them yourself. I mean wii sports will use the 4.7 gig in ntfs and only 330 mb in wbfs, no brainer in my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkx3ni View Post
    Using a wbfs partition for games is the most economical as all game are scrubbed when added where as on any other fs they will show up as 4.7 gig unless you scrub them yourself. I mean wii sports will use the 4.7 gig in ntfs and only 330 mb in wbfs, no brainer in my eyes
    That is only if you use ISO files. If you convert to .wbfs files then they are the same size as an ISO on a WBFS formatted drive. So Wii sports would still only use 330MB with FAT32 or NTFS. FAT32 Is the way to go. One partition can be used for everything, backups, HBC apps, Nand Emulation, Storage. Also, no wasted WBFS space if you don't have a lot of Wii Games.

    Plus it is a much better file system for recovering data. You can't really do anything with WBFS.

    Edit: Also, the Poll only gives the option to vote once (for me anyway).
    Last edited by Krank; 08-10-2010 at 02:23 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    That is only if you use ISO files. If you convert to .wbfs files then they are the same size as an ISO on a WBFS formatted drive.
    thats my point. why do two steps evrytime you want to add a game when one step with wbfs manager does the job. but each to there own i suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkx3ni View Post
    thats my point. why do two steps evrytime you want to add a game when one step with wbfs manager does the job. but each to there own i suppose.
    Why have 2 partitions when you can have one..for EVERYTHING

    plus with wii backup manager or wii game manager you can load all your iso(s) send them to your hdd in .wbfs format......(so same process as putting it on a wbfs hdd)

    its nice not get that do you want to format pop up.....
    Last edited by Cile; 08-10-2010 at 11:24 PM.

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    What about reading speed?
    Is it the same or there is a faster one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muaddib View Post
    What about reading speed?
    Is it the same or there is a faster one?
    thats a good question anyone tested it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkx3ni View Post
    thats my point. why do two steps evrytime you want to add a game when one step with wbfs manager does the job. but each to there own i suppose.
    As cile said it can be done in one step , the same as with a WBFS drive and WBFS manager.

    Read speed is about the same.
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    100% Fat32. Dont know why people bother with partitioning HDD's into different format's when Fat32 does EVERYTHING all the other format's can do in ONE.

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    Ive used both, wfbs format and ntsf format for games. Transfer rate to ntsf is much faster in my experience. As I can copy 1.3tb worth of games using wii game manager to ntsf into a wbfs folder contained on that single partition in approx 6 hours. Where as in wbfs need to dual parition the 1.5 tb to hold all games and using wbfs manager takes closer to 20 hours to accomplish the same tasks.

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