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Partitioned external hard drive on ps3
Partitioned external hard drive on ps3 –
my idea is to run both my ps3 and my wii from one external drive having set up 2 partitions in the correct format.
my question is is this feasable and what hardware would i need to acomplish said outcome
why bother partitioning? the wii can read fat32
because it needs to be in wbfs format for the games to play from it
yea the wii can, but when you use a externall hard drive to hold your games you have to formatt it in a special way for wbfs
The wii can read it but you need it to be in WBFS format to store WII games on it it's nintendos own format. I have one external that I use for both the Wii and the PS3.
Originally Posted by snake3
You will need to first make two partitions on the HD. I used UBCD (universal boot cd) you can find it if you search (a torrent is the fastest way to get it) and then boot your computer with it in and select the HDD option. It will then put you into linux and you can partition it any way you want. They need to be in fat32 to start with.
Then you will need a program called WBFS Manger god willing we will get one of these for the PS3 SOON! WBFS manager will then format one of the partitions to WBFS format and it will also load the games onto the drive for you.
ive got paragon partition manager can i use that to partition and format the drive what id really like to do is have them both plugged in at the same time so i dont have to keep swapping the usb cables about is that possible
Originally Posted by LTNuLL
I don't know what fs etc. support Wii but PS3 only:
- Only FAT16/32 fs.
- Any cluster size supported.
- Primary partitions and logical/extended (but only last partiotion in table is visible in XMB...).
- If partion have flags like boot or hidden, and user try to i.e copy something to it, XMB display error 80030501.
- Table only on MBR. Others modern like GPT are not supported.
And Sony call they console "media center"...
One thing i would suggest is to use the largest possible cluster size (64kb for fat32), since this will be much faster (wastes more space but only for smaller than 64kb files).
I made 2 partitions 1 NTFS and 1 FAT32 with Acronis Disk Director Home 11 and if you remove the drive letter for the NTFS drive your fat32 will be detected by PS3 and you can do that very quickly for all your partitions.
im still lost as to if i can have both consoles hooked up at same time so i dont have to keep changing usb from 1 to the other as its a pain to get to the back of my tv unit where the consoles are and that way i can just ftp my games to internal then out to the external with awesome file manager
Switch to configurable usb loader that can load games from a FAT32 partition, then use wii backup manager to load your games onto it, they will be converted to a .wbfs file so all the unused data will be wiped from the image just as if you used a wbfs drive