ps2 slimline + swapmagic + mcboot = hd loader?
Hope you can help me out, i'm just starting out on this. I'm excited about trying ps2 homebrew software, and specifically being able to copy my games to my external hd for the purposes of faster loading/convenience. I realize usb 1.1 isn't usb 2.0 but the convenience trumps speed for me right now.
This is my current setup
ps2 slimline /w memory card free mc boot
external hard drive (1tb) (formatted in ntfs, i'd assume this is a problem)
my first question is, is this sufficient to get what i want? i keep reading people mention that a mod chip is still required for this? Has anyone had success loading games off a usb hard drive on the slimline? are there limitiations with hard drive size? do i really need a mod chip at this point? what does usb advance offer that the regular hd loader does not? sorry i'm a total beginner at this.