PS2 Will not boot when USB HDD is conntected.
Just today I recieved my Memor32 in the mail and promptly installed free McBoot and OPL to it. I did this with all intentions of playing my games from a USB HDD because my PS2 DVD drive no longer works. The HDD I have is an old Maxtor I dont remember the model number and the sticker has been gone for years. It was originally 300GB but the original drive crashed and I replaced it with an old 40GB IBM Deskstar that came out of an old iMac. The HDD is in perfect working order despite its age. I formatted it as NTFS then proceded to use the USBExtreme formatting tool, and it will not format the drive. I tried to just format the drive as FAT32 and copied a few games to it using the USBExtreme Windows client. However when this particular drive is attached to the PS2 the console will not boot. I get stuck at the free mcboot logo and it will not go past that to the main menu. IF I attach the drive after the PS2 has booted then nothing, not even uLaunchELF will detect the drive.
As an attempt at a temporary replacement I followed the same steps (NTFS>USB Extreme format>Copy images with USB EXtreme) with a 16GB flash drive and it works absolutely beautiful. The PS2 booted up just like normal, OPL listed the games without a second thought, and every game I tried fired right up. However I cannot keep this flash drive occupied for too long so this fix can only be temporary. I would really like to get this USB HDD working.
Any thoughts? could it be the physical drive? I have other drives I could put into the enclosure. OR could it be the enclosure itself? the Enclosure was purchased around 2005 I believe, but the drive I have in it was Manufactured in 2001, It is model number DTLA-307045 (not sure if thats important or not)
Lastly it is a FAT PS2
I am not new to console modding, but I am new to PS2 modding in particular, so any help would be greatly appreciated.