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You need a switch in one of data cables(sorry i dont remember wich one right now,im in my job) Because ps2 hardware cancell the data transfer to your hdd.
Just to try desolder one of the data cables and connect to pc again. If not try with the other.
Yeah. I thought it would be cool to be able to plug in the ps2 via usb and load my back-ups onto it that way so that I wouldn't have to open it up every time I wanted to load games on it.
It powers up this way. I did try using a Y cable with the y in my computer. It seemed to try longer to access the drive, but it was still a no go. (the access light kept blinking so I unplugged it)
it's a seagate 320gb scorpio 2.5hdd, ill be using a 80gb seagate when it comes in the mail though.
Makes sense actually.
Should I solder onto the usb port on the ps2 to use the Y cable?
Or have the y cable connected on the computer side?
Just try what i told you, it works.
Desolder the white or green cable, just one.
After you encounter it, you need a switch betwen the adapter and usb port.
If not, change your adapter.
Step by step.
Oh Sorry I didn't see this!
Originally Posted by Player1
So one of the wires needs to be desoldered.
I don't understand what you mean by a switch though. Could you explain?
Your hdd is already soldered to one of your usb ports. If you could solder a wire from the other 5V line of your ps2 (other usb port) to the 5V line of the one hooked to your hdd, you'll increase your current supply by 2. You'll have close to 1A of current to draw and the voltage will still be 5V (equal voltage sources with equal current will have their current added together keeping the same common voltage when connected at a node). You could then use your usb cable with the same heads on each side to connect to your pc. This may or may not work but it's your best bet in using the ps2 as a power supply.
The switchs for reconect the data transfer to ps2 hardware when not connected to PC.
Switch OFF- PC MODE
Switch ON- PS2 MODE
But now without switch the only way you have to connect it to pc is desoldering one of those 2 cables.
It is one specifically, but i ont remember witch one now.
And resolder it to try it in ps2 only.
Just format that hdd to fat 32!!!
wigwrm : you are well intended but is NOT a power issue, believe me.
Oh wow. That is complicated then. Thanks for the info.
Is there any way to have them both connected? Or would I have to make some type of literal switch to change the current from going to one wire to another?
How does that work? The data pins are differential signals! You need both to transmit data. They both carry a mirror image of the transmitted signal, albeit inverted from one another (one is positive and the other is negative). The signal is then subtracted at the receiver in order to cancel noise. The signal is amplified by a factor of 2 (i.e. +200mV - -200mV = 400mV). If you disconnect one, then the signal is subjected to noise as well as data corruption. (The single signal would have to have a high enough amplitude in order to pass the threshold voltage level that allows the signal to register as a high signal, consequently then how do you toggle low?). How can you possibly know what the threshold is without knowing the common mode voltage? This will not work with only one data signal.
You did 99% of the work!!!
Just try to understand what happens.