Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

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Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by coma3 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:36 pm

I would like to use a 256GB microSD card.

When using GC-loader, I think it is possible to use either FAT32 or exFAT, but which should I do?

I feel that FAT32 is more compatible, but it also has a weakness that it cannot store files larger than 4GB.

Also, is 32KB the most compatible allocation unit size?

Thank you.
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Re: Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by Papy.G » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:09 am

64K should do too. For the 4GB file size limit, you just don't care as GCs disk images can't be bigger than 1,4GB. ;)
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Re: Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by coma3 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:01 pm

Papy.G wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:09 am
64K should do too. For the 4GB file size limit, you just don't care as GCs disk images can't be bigger than 1,4GB. ;)
Is 64KB recommended for the allocation unit size?
Which is better, FAT32 or exFAT?
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Re: Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by Papy.G » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:18 pm

If you ask me, HFS+ may have been better… :mrgreen:

Don't know much about GCLoader at boot, but SWISS is just nice with FAT32, and I personally need my cards not to be in ExFAT format (for compatibility on the computer side).
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Re: Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by coma3 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:22 pm

Papy.G wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:18 pm
If you ask me, HFS+ may have been better… :mrgreen:

Don't know much about GCLoader at boot, but SWISS is just nice with FAT32, and I personally need my cards not to be in ExFAT format (for compatibility on the computer side).
thanks :)
It was written in the received GC-loader that exFAT is also possible.
Probably most people format it at 32KB, but I'm honestly not sure about the allocation unit size.
Here is the Microsoft support page.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -and-exfat
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Re: Format when using GC-loader (FAT32 or exFAT)

Post by capzlk » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:32 am

i believe i am using exfat for compatability with my macs and the ability to use the card for storing other files as well. i've only done a default format (on my mac) and used it ever since.
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