Me personally, being new to this.. I don't want to have to back up 1TB of information just to put it back onto the HDD. So being able to play games with ISOs and NTFS is amazing. Soon as I read that yo uhad to format and convert it to FAT32 etc. I said the hell with that! So I did some digging and was so happy to find the support for NTFS.
Picked up a WDBABM7500ABK-00 from Costco last week and am trying to partition it so that I can use a one for my backups and the other part for video/music. I've tried a number of times and can't get it to work. I followed desperado836 guide but can't get it to work. I looked and it's on the list of drives that work. Tried every combination of active, primary, etc.
I would like to have the 750gig drive setup so that 450 used for games (I use wbfs manager and usb loader gx) and the rest would be a second partition used for my backup files (music/videos). I'd also like to use wiimc to view/play the files on the second partition. My wii works great with the 350wd drive but can't get it to work with the new drive. Understand watching movies via this method isn't the best method.
Anyone use this drive for this purpose, if so how did you get it to work.
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The idea of having it in ntfs or fat32 is so you dont have to have a seperate wbfs partition for your games, just a seperate wbfs folder.......
Originally Posted by TomTWii
I really need help in trying to use HDD as my game backup and play with my Wii 4.3e.
I have installed all of the IOS and follow step by step given in the IOS forum (http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...cios-wads.html), NTFS forum (http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...g-playing.html), Fat32 forum (http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-playing.html) and most of the wii hacks regarding HDD use. But, still I cannot play or used my HDD as my main games backup.
Sorry, I am new to this. I have try couple of times in hacking my Wii and everything work perfectly except try to read games from HDD either in FAT32 and NTFS. Either using partition or whole ntfs or fat32 format disk which I make it primary and active disk.
I have try to use 2 of my 2.5" 80G or 60G Fujitsu HDD and 250G WD. But, both of my HDD is internal and using custom external HDD casing. Is it because of this the Wii cannot read?
Any comment or opinion?
All the helps is really appreciated.
could be the external closure....or the hdd...
Originally Posted by mkzak78
OK, I just got done reading this whole thread. I have a 2TB My Book. It is listed in the WiiHacks compatible list, but I am not sure if it is listed in the other list as there are no part numbers there. What I would like to do is partition this with a small amount of Fat32 to run emulators and what ever else on and the rest as NTFS. I would like to be able to play games off this HDD and be able to watch movies off this as well. We have backed up all of our games and all of our movies. The movies are not on a HDD but the games are. We have a LOT of movies and I am tired of having to reburn them when my son scratches them. After reading through the majority of this thread it seems people are still having issues with NTFS and playing games. I would like to do this just once if possible. If I am able to get my games to play off the NTFS how much room should I partition for Fat32? I was thinking like 50GB, but is that way over kill? What do others do? Also, can someone point me to a good cheap ripper for my movies, and what format works best for those? I assume there is a post about this as well, but this site is HUGE. I have a hard time finding stuff here. The search works different than other sites I frequent, and yes, I did introduce myself so I got the information on how to search.
I have it working 1 TB and it works great with CFG v61 ....wiiflow 2.2(r304)...and USB Loader GX 2.0
using cios249rev20 and cios250rev20
If you split make sure fat32 partition goes first
you have 2TB so i would leave 50GB FAT32
Movies is bit off topic but just use WiiMC and you should be set...there is a thread by stomp_442
Thanks for the fast reply. One more thing I was just going to add to my previous post, I want to make my first partition Fat32, then partition the rest. Does it really matter what I call these partitions? In the tutorials it suggests drive K and to call it WII HDD. Is this necessary or better for the wii to see it at all? Should I call the FAT32 partition K and NTFS L? What about the description or will it even matter?
your choice...the guide is based on using the hdd just for wii games....
Thank you very much for the info. When I get a few minutes I will do all of this and see how it all goes.
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