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    500g harddrive

    hey guys, i have a 500 gig external hard drive its a My Book, anyways, i was reading a thread about formating my HD for the wii and i have a shit load of movies on it and if i do the "Delete Portion" thing will i lose my files? and also i was looking for a program for my torrents i have utorrent and its SLOW as hell and i was wondering if there was any better programs

    oh and i think its FAT 32 formated so i can play my movies threw my xbox 360
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    yep you will loose your files. uttorrent is a good program, it doesn't use alot of system resourses. you may not have it configured right or be behind a firewall and need to open ports and set those ports to use for uttorrent. your speed is only gonna be as good as your internet connection allows and hom much ppl are gonna upload to you.

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    Yes by formatting the drive, or deleting partition, you'll lose access to those files. You'll need to offload them temporarily to another drive, format, then put them back on.

    As for utorrent, I would attribute the speed more to the tracker you're downloading from than the program itself. Public trackers tend to offer incredibly slow download speeds. Here's a page to help reconfigure and get the best performance out of your client, as well as some more locations for downloads: http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...beginners.html
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    ummm can i copy my files to my comp then format it and reput them on there and still b in FAT 32 so i can still watch my movies on my xbox?

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    You could partition it off - one section of data formatted fat32, the other formatted wbfs for your wii games with WBFS Manager.

    Another option is keeping your drive as-is and using Configurable Usb Loader, which boasts the unique ability of reading FAT32 drives. You would need to convert your Wii iso's to .wbfs format, which is something I have no experience with and you'd have to look up, but it does work.
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    Yes, you will lose your files unless you make a new partition on your drive, move them off of the drive, or use Configuarble USB Loader's ability to use FAT32.

    As for download speeds, I personally have a rapidshare account and use this site. It can be slow at times however it is much easier for me than configuring a P2P client behind my firewall. And regardless P2P downloads have the disadvantage that someone else must be sharing the file with you. If there are only 2 or 3 people sharing that file then the download speed will be very slow.

    I hope that I helped you with your problems.
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    ok, well i forgot that i had a megashares acc and i looked up super smash bros brawl and it was a .iso file, i was told that wii games are usually under 4GB, and also if i DL it and put it onto my hard drive directly would it work with a usb loader or would i have to get something different for iso files?

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    iso files are the most common file types for disk images so, yea it should work. that particular game normally requires a dual layer disk so i'm sure it is more than 4 gig.

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    ok so 1 more question....

    i downloaded WBFS Manager 2.5 and i pluged my E HD up to my laptop (acer) anyways...

    i went to disk managment and this is pretty much what i saw...


    Disk 0 PQSERVICE ACER (C
    basic 7.00 GB NTFS 142.05
    149.05 GB Healthy (EISA Configuration Healthy (System)
    online


    Disk 1 (D
    Removable 969 MB FAT32
    969 MB Healthy
    online


    Disk 2 (E
    basic 465.76 GB
    465.76 GB Healthy


    and i was just wondering what i needed to format and how with wbfs manager

    i need to format a portion of it, but i dont know exactly what to format without losing my movies and keeping my movies part FAT32
    online



    well that txt didnt turn out like i thought it would...
    Last edited by Dancing Walrus; 12-16-2009 at 07:50 PM. Reason: txt messed up

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