SD/USBLOADER 1.5 cannot find WBFS partition

Jun 1, 2009 at 11:56 PM

I have a 320GB HD:  Buffalo HD-PE320U2-WH

one partition 250GB (WBFS, set with WBFS Manager 3.0), around 5 backups in it

anoter 70GB are FAT32, empty


as I connect the HD and run SD/USBLOADER 1.5 Waninkoko I tells me it does not find any WBFS partition

and when it offers to format one of them, it only finds a partition which is 298GB (and three others that cannot be formatted)


any hint on what might be going on?


thanks a lot

Jun 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM


first: sorry for my english.....

second: i try like you with a HD with 160GB samsung and doesnt work and then i try with a pen driver with 2GB and is work perfect, i used the WBFC ver. 3 from this web page and work very well, all my isos run perfecty. :)

Jun 4, 2009 at 12:28 AM

hey, thanks a lot

probably the problem was with the partition type -- I thought that by primary the computer would try to boot from the HD :D

anyway, I also discovered that SD/USBloader is much more powerful than I thought --

I let it format the HD and then I saw it is capable of installing DVDs directly, without the use of a PC


later I will try to use WBFS manager to add cover art and this kind of things



Jun 4, 2009 at 1:08 AM

hmmm... you might be right! :)

I still would be able to save games directly from the wii... I found the feature quite impressive

but yes, I guess that over time I'll want more control over my stuff, and being a 300GB drive it's better to do it soon...


thanks for the advice

Jun 4, 2009 at 3:28 AM
Edited Jun 4, 2009 at 4:53 AM

hey, I think I will need some help in doing the switch...

I tried to reformat the HD, creating partitions and so on, but the process stops when trying to delete the 300GB partition

also another nagging thing is that now even EASUS PArtition Manager only sees 300GB of Disk even though it is a 320GB HD

on top of that, with SD/USB Loader does not see any partition anymore and I cannot even format any of the 4 partitions that it sees on my HD...


any program that nukes anything that has been done to a HD?





UPDATE: I managed to reformat the HD, although it only recognizes 300GB -- so I have one partition with 250GB (WBFS) and one with 50GB (FAT32) --- I added 7 isos, but although in WBFS manager the covers are displayed in SD/USB Loader 1.5 they can't be seen... anything I'm doing wrong?


maybe I should add a new thread




(if somebody has any idea to reclaim those 20GB please let me know)

Jun 5, 2009 at 3:26 AM



I think I was just temporarily fooled by the manufacturer count of 320GB, where they count 1GB as 1 000 000 000 Bytes so better forget about it --(even though I have the feeling that at first I did define the partitions as 250 and 70 GB)

I will give a try to the WiiCoverFlow -- looks quite interesting and is built on usb-loader as well


(aparently it downloads the covers as well)


Jan 26, 2011 at 4:34 AM


I got a Imation 500gb hard drive. i use Easeus Partion Master Home edition to partition my drive into two. One is WBFS partition (350GB) and FAT32 partition (150GB). I put my drive into the outer port, opened USB loader GX, selected the game. I can see the game installed on my drive. But when i click on the game selected, thet game stuffs up and forced me to forced restart it.


Thanks in advance.