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    WII - Seagate FreeAgent 1TB External HardDrive Question

    Hey guys, I've recently bought a Seagate 1TB external Hard Drive
    I am a total newby when it come to these sort of things, but so far
    I've downloaded EaseUS partition and formatted the drive to FAT32 (don't know if I should of done this or not)
    I've plugged it into my Wii softmodded but the USB Loader CFG comes up with a warning that says
    "Partition: NTSF1 is not found! Select a different partition or format a WBSF Partition"

    I used EaseUS partition again and formatted it back to NTSF
    but it still won't work, can someone help me please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TowTreezy View Post
    Hey guys, I've recently bought a Seagate 1TB external Hard Drive
    I am a total newby when it come to these sort of things, but so far
    I've downloaded EaseUS partition and formatted the drive to FAT32 (don't know if I should of done this or not)
    I've plugged it into my Wii softmodded but the USB Loader CFG comes up with a warning that says
    "Partition: NTSF1 is not found! Select a different partition or format a WBSF Partition"

    I used EaseUS partition again and formatted it back to NTSF
    but it still won't work, can someone help me please?
    It depends if you want to play Wii games and/or GC games and Wii games from your hard drive.

    To play just Wii games from a USB HDD you need to format the HDD to WBSF format using WBSF Manager 3.0 (or some other programme capable of doing so). But WBSF Manager can only format the whole drive (as far as I'm aware.) I know this site says you should format the drive to FAT 32 because then you can run your apps and stuff from the same drive, but Wii games do not run on a FAT 32 partition/drive (at least not when I tried).

    I have a Seagate 1TB hard drive too completely formatted to WBSF using WBSF Manager 3.0 and use CFG USB Loader and Wiiflow. I don't use my HDD to play GC games because my copy of Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door is slightly damaged, only Wii games. To run homebrew apps I use a SD card formatted to FAT32, I find it easier for me.
    Last edited by whackabump; 06-25-2012 at 09:31 AM.
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    IMHO, There is no good reason to do WBFS for a new drive. It adds a layer of complexity (in that PCs cant read it) that is just not necessary any more. If there is any difference in speed it is not perceptible for me. Fat32 tutorial in my sig explains it.

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    thank you for replying, yes i just want to play Wii games only, I cannot find a program to format it to WBSF, so far I can only format it to NTSF, FAT, FAT32

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