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    Hard Drive Can It Be Used For The Wii and for media use ie multi purpose?

    im going to be modifying my girlfriends sons wii soon, so i was thinking the seagate expansion portable 320gb hard drive for £53 from ebay is a good choice, anyway can this be partitioned or used in a way that i can use it on the modded wii for games and i can also plug it into a dvd player with usb so i can run movies etc from it. It would certainly make the hard drive better value if it can be used for both.

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    Absolutely! You don't even need to partition. Simply format it as FAT32 and you'll be able to store both your games, your media, and any other files you want. You can even play your movies with the Wii itself if you want using WiiMC (it also plays music and DVD's).
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    Or NTFS if you want to store data over 4GB


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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Absolutely! You don't even need to partition. Simply format it as FAT32 and you'll be able to store both your games, your media, and any other files you want. You can even play your movies with the Wii itself if you want using WiiMC (it also plays music and DVD's).
    thats great matey, i never thought about playing the movies thru the wii as i have never needed to personally but that would save buying a dvd player too, i assume the wiiMC will play xvid divx and avi etc?? thanks for the good advice

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    Or NTFS if you want to store data over 4GB
    cheers for the info mate, nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystic.bertie

    thats great matey, i never thought about playing the movies thru the wii as i have never needed to personally but that would save buying a dvd player too, i assume the wiiMC will play xvid divx and avi etc?? thanks for the good advice
    it sure can. See here for more information. Also note that not all Wiis can play DVD's. Depending on when it was made, it may have a chip that doesn't read them. You can easily test it out though by sticking a DVD in the slot and trying to load it with WiiMC.
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