Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
I found this forum page through a search. This is something I am also wanting to do. In my case, I want to dedicate an entire machine to Batocera. (I don’t like any other software out there including the one that starts with launch)
I bought a DeskMini with (2) m.2 SSDs and (2) 2.5″ WD drives. I spent a lot of money and when it came down to installing Batocera I couldn’t figure out how to get it to show all of the drives (perhaps it isn’t possible) so I ended up selling the parts on ebay and losing money.
I would be happy with installing Batocera on a small 256GB SSD I have here. and then having all the roms on a very large 3.5″ drive, say 10TB. That is my current plans since the DeskMini backfired. Just like with any OS, like Windows, I was always taught to keep the OS by itself and then all your data, music, software, etc on the D drive, that way if you ever have to reinstall Windows or the C drive fails you don’t lose everything. So I would like to apply the same thing to Batocera. Have all the system files separate from the roms. As many times as I personally have messed settings up and had to reinstall Batocera I definitely want the roms on a separate drive.
Both of the drives would be Internal. But according to the post above, I would select EXTERNAL for the 10TB drive where the roms are kept even though it is Internal? And everything should work fine?
I don’t have the 10TB drive yet as I wanted to make sure this time before I spent the money :)
How should the ROM drive be formatted? Will it recognize NTFS?
Thank you very much for your help!