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    .wbfs vs .iso and a 5400 rpm drive

    I was just wondering if switching to .wbfs over .iso gives a speed increase since the data is fewer. Or does it not matter much?

    I got a 1tb passport for my games, but its not supposed to be the fastest drive out there. I can fit the iso's but if .wbfs is the way to go I want to prepare my drive before my pre-order arrives. I'll most likely be using ntfs as a filesystem.

    common sense is asking me to switch over, but I thought I'd get some input first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kizh View Post
    I was just wondering if switching to .wbfs over .iso gives a speed increase since the data is fewer. Or does it not matter much?

    I got a 1tb passport for my games, but its not supposed to be the fastest drive out there. I can fit the iso's but if .wbfs is the way to go I want to prepare my drive before my pre-order arrives. I'll most likely be using ntfs as a filesystem.

    common sense is asking me to switch over, but I thought I'd get some input first.

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    Use fat32 or WBFS. there is no difference in the speed at which the data is read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Use fat32 or WBFS. there is no difference in the speed at which the data is read.
    Be careful though.... some games are over 4 gb in size and fat32 will not accept any file over 4gb...

    Super marios bros .. bash or something like that is like 7gb

    I have bought a new ext. hdd 250gb and format it to wbfs and no problem with the big files...

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    It does not really matter to any significant level - I use a Hitachi signature series 2.5 HDD 500GB and that is certainly not the quickest HDD out there and I do not have problems. I have tested with all four formats, including Ext3 and found no noticeable difference between them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domdedom View Post
    Be careful though.... some games are over 4 gb in size and fat32 will not accept any file over 4gb...

    Super marios bros .. bash or something like that is like 7gb

    I have bought a new ext. hdd 250gb and format it to wbfs and no problem with the big files...
    You not only play video games, but most likely own a Wii, and you do not know the correct naming of Super Smash Brothers Brawl!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gameking66 View Post
    You not only play video games, but most likely own a Wii, and you do not know the correct naming of Super Smash Brothers Brawl!?
    Don't care much for the game.... plus I hae over 90 games ... so no I don't know the exact name for the game....

    Plus I think you missed the point of my comment...
    Last edited by Domdedom; 02-15-2010 at 02:24 PM. Reason: add info

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    WBFS is they way to go. I have 145 games and only takes up 240 gig.
    If you had the 145 games at 4.4 gig each, with a total of 638 gig. So it would save you about 400 gigs.

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    I have converted all my Wii games to WBFS format and do not have any problems so far. 154 Games on my 500GB Signature HDD and still lots of space for other stuff - my GameCube stuff and now that the WODE allows you to play the other Nintendo older formats via HDD it rocks.

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    my myself is using a usb docking station ,sata drive ,formated as wbfs -and speed is no problem
    i think wbfs is a better way -save on space and i don't see any speed problem--just windows ask to formate drive ,but don't do as you will need to start again.

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