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    3tb WD fat32 WD usb WORKING

    Format Western Digital 3tb ex. hdd fat32 single partition success

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    This thread applies to and works with a Western Digital USB 2.0/3.0 3tb exHDD, 4.3u Wii with Usbloader_gx v2.2 cios249
    There are many forums with many people on many sites that say this cannot be done.
    I have tried a bunch of different progs (windows,dos,Hp Disk,fat32formatter,acronis disk director & easeus part. manager) all with no avail. In all of those other progs. Windows will not allow you to format in fat32 over 2.2tb. and in Windows you cannot create a MBR disk over 2.2tb. Acronis will make a 3tb fat32 GPT disk but Acronis will not recognize a 3tb fat32 partition (at least in the free trial version). AND the Wii will not recognize the 3tb GPT disk and gets hung up @ "loading USB".
    Before you start make sure the disk is Allocated and Formatted to whatever. You can do that in < control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management > However you split it up and what format doesnt matter, your going to wipe it anyways. If you have a drive in WBFS format just plug it in this Acronis will see it, no need to format it for windows to see it. At the time i was just about to give up i had 10gb fat32 and 2750gb ntfs. (had it formatted full @ fat32 GPT at one point as well but like i said acronis wouldnt see it.

    -To start u can download the image software HERE . (its 144mb)
    - if u need a program to unzip CLICK HERE free download
    - Run the program and click ADD NEW DISK
    - Click on the 3tb drive and hit NEXT
    - If you want to make multiple partitions you can do it here (select size)
    - The destination could contain useful information BLAH BLAH BLAH - hit OK
    - When it asks if u want it MBR/LBA or GPT select LBA click NEXT
    - Are you sure yadda yadda yadda select yes/next
    FINISHED
    nothing fancy, nothing special - just persistence

    PLUG IT IN AND AWAY YOU GO !

    if this has helped you in anyway, please donate back to the site. if it wasn't for this site i'de still be putting in my discs
    Last edited by pipeandwire; 10-18-2011 at 06:08 PM. Reason: simple as pie

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeandwire View Post
    To start u can download the image software HERE . (its 144mb)
    Maybe I missed it, but what image software is it that you are linking to? Thats a pretty big download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeandwire View Post
    Acronis will make a 3tb fat32 GPT disk but Acronis will not recognize a 3tb fat32 partition (at least in the free trial version). AND the Wii will not recognize the 3tb GPT disk and gets hung up @ "loading USB".
    OK. This line made me think that Acronis wasn't going to work, so I thought you were using something else. My bad.

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    ACRONIS True Image

    i originally tried with acronis disk director, had a bunch of fails - dl'd and tried the image and worked
    Last edited by Brian; 10-18-2011 at 06:15 PM. Reason: dbl posting will get your thread deleted

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    I like your passion for seeing it through. But Three Tb is too much info to risk on one drive, I think I will stick to my set of various size drives, 3x1tb 2x500gb 1x320gb 2x250gb 1x120gb I Guess you WILL be making a copy of that disc (just in case it ever dies)

    Well done for coming back with your findings education shred is knowledge gained.

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    i always have an identical clone in my desktop, keeps all apps,wads,wbfs organized as well. i dj as well and do the same thing for karaoke & music drives.
    havent bought a 3tb internal yet as i wanted to make sure i could load ex. first.

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    Nice job.

    however there arent that many good wii games..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock
    Nice job.

    however there arent that many good wii games..lol
    It's the best babysitter money can buy

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    Not that many good games? Eh, that depends on who you are. I get into classic games like Tetris, doctor mario, heck! Any mario game LOL!

    I would have tried 3Tb sooner, but I don't have a dock that supports them. I have 2 3Tb drives though Love um. Can't believe so many people have troubles with them. Green drives in general seem to get bad reviews. And yet I've never had one hiccup. *touch wood*

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