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Wii doesn't see the full size of the external harddrive

Jun 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM

When I plug my 1T External Harddrive into my Wii, and format with WBFS (via the Wii) .. My Wii says I only have 137 Gb's, it doesn't see the full 1000 gb's.

Anyone have this problem ?

Jun 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM
No, but can you tell me if you find the solution?
Jun 16, 2010 at 4:27 AM

Did you use windows to format the drive into FAT32 before formatting the drive with WBFS Manager? If so, that is a limitation of windows fat32 system. You can use fat32format.exe from this site: in orrder to get around that limitation. Post back if this helps.


Jun 16, 2010 at 5:13 AM

I was finally able to get the wbfs software to see the drive, and was able to format it.  Cloning a drive now, fingers crossed that it works.

FYI .. I found it much easier to work with XP & wbfs software, then trying the software with Windows 7 ( I have two Pc's)