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    bkg73123, I have had many hours wasted with flash drives becoming invisable to my wii. It only goes wrong if i try to change the games. I formatted to NTFS and have not had problems since, My theory was data transfer rate problem, Drive got hot then PC threw up a write delayed error. I only use it for options testing 16gb cheap ebay I use 120 160 250 gb portable HDD mostly.
    I'm no expert but It was an experience to share knowledge.

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    Hi. Did this ever get resolved?

    I have exactly the same problem. I bought an admittedly cheap (14) unbranded 64GB USB stick (from Zaavi in the UK).

    When I got the stick, I plugged it into my PC and loaded some games using Wii Backup Manager. To my delight it worked!

    I then added some more games...and it no longer works. Like the original poster, I have tried formatting on the PC, doing it through the Wii Backup Manager program, WBFS manager, you name it. I have tried several different USB loaders on the Wii too. Nothing I do can get it working.

    I know everything on the Wii itself is up to date, as I only bought and modded it a few weeks ago.

    It still all works with my (unbranded) 32gb stick.

    Very frustrating! Does anyone have a solution? Many thanks.

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    Maybe it's just not compatible with your Wii.

    Sent from my A75 using WiiHacks. Please excuse grammar and punctuation errors, if any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunparekh18 View Post
    Maybe it's just not compatible with your Wii.
    Thanks for the reply. However, it WAS working when I first used it. It's just since I added files that it stopped working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiron99
    Hi. Did this ever get resolved?

    I have exactly the same problem. I bought an admittedly cheap (14) unbranded 64GB USB stick (from Zaavi in the UK).

    When I got the stick, I plugged it into my PC and loaded some games using Wii Backup Manager. To my delight it worked!

    I then added some more games...and it no longer works. Like the original poster, I have tried formatting on the PC, doing it through the Wii Backup Manager program, WBFS manager, you name it. I have tried several different USB loaders on the Wii too. Nothing I do can get it working.

    I know everything on the Wii itself is up to date, as I only bought and modded it a few weeks ago.

    It still all works with my (unbranded) 32gb stick.

    Very frustrating! Does anyone have a solution? Many thanks.
    Use FAT32 instead of WBFS for the filesystem format. And what loader are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Use FAT32 instead of WBFS for the filesystem format. And what loader are you using?
    Thanks. I have tried FAT 32.

    Also tried USB Loader GX, WiiFlow and CFG.

    Unfortunately it still doesn't work!

    (Interestingly, when I now try to format the drive on my PC, there is no FAT 32 option, just exFAT and NTFS.)

    (Edit: I have read tanyway that FAT32 has a 4GB file limit size, whereas exFAT does not. And since many games are more than 4gb, surely FAT32 is no use?)
    Last edited by keiron99; 12-11-2012 at 01:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiron99 View Post
    Thanks. I have tried FAT 32.

    Also tried USB Loader GX, WiiFlow and CFG.

    Unfortunately it still doesn't work!

    (Interestingly, when I now try to format the drive on my PC, there is no FAT 32 option, just exFAT and NTFS.)

    (Edit: I have read tanyway that FAT32 has a 4GB file limit size, whereas exFAT does not. And since many games are more than 4gb, surely FAT32 is no use?)
    Game managers and loaders will automatically split the game in to the right sizes. Read through the FAT32 guide (link in my sig).
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Game managers and loaders will automatically split the game in to the right sizes. Read through the FAT32 guide (link in my sig).
    OK thanks. I can only assume the USB drive is not compatible. It's just frustrating that it worked the first time I tried it and hasn't worked since.

    (Fr the record it is "Spaceloop by CN Memory", which you may wish to add to your list.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiron99 View Post
    OK thanks. I can only assume the USB drive is not compatible. It's just frustrating that it worked the first time I tried it and hasn't worked since.

    (Fr the record it is "Spaceloop by CN Memory", which you may wish to add to your list.)
    If it worked fine before, then it is compatible. Try reformatting following the FAT32 guide and then using your loader to install the games to the HDD directly from the disk.
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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