My hdd is 1tb and i have 250gb wbfs, 500 fat32 and 250 ntfs. It will do everything much much much faster if you put the ntfs partition last. When i had the ntfs first on the hdd it would take 10-15 mins to load...with the wbfs first its much faster. Im not a computer tech and i have no idea why its like that but the ntfs makes it slooooooooow. I have all the games on the fat 32 partition. I ripped about 40 of our games in less than 12 hours. NSMB took about 5 mins.
The wodeflow thing just makes it that much nicer.
I have a 1.5TB harddrive with about 270 Wii games, all are in the form of ISO format (4.37GB) I have the D2Pro9 version3 chip, and some of the new games don't play because needing certain updates. (I am not real techie here) So I am wondering because my harddrive is filling up, is there a way to rip my 4.37 GB games files to a smaller format and buy the WODE? or any advice would be greatly appreciated.
@ stanzr2 - mate may I suggest you update to 2.10 as you only rip to FAT32 - you will find that the update users a much quicker NTFS driver than 2.1A and hard drives with over 200 games are picked up and ready to use under 65 secs. My own hard drive with 224 games on NTFS drive in WBFS game format.
Which brings me to dogzz259 - what I would suggest is you download Wiibackupmanager. Then simply convert all your ISO's to wbfs game format. You can use any of the WODE supported hard drive formats. I currently recommend FAT32 if you have many games still to rip. But if you do not have games still needing ripping then NTFS would be the most simple hard drive format. The method of converting to wbfs is rather simple and you are able to do all your games as a batch conversion. I converted all 224 of my games and it took a few hours to do. It is a very simple process.
“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.” - John von Neumann
I'm now updated to 2.10 with a wii 4.2u and everything is good. That update to the 2.10 improved the speeds alot probably twice as fast. I had to update to 4.2 from 4.1 because the super mario galaxy wouldnt work without it and i didnt want to do any ciso stuff. Have also installed wodeflow since then which i would recomend to anyone with children. It makes everything so much easier for them since it has pictures of the games.
I'm very happy with the wode so far no complaints it does all it said it would and more.