today i successfully finished my long term PS2 Moding Project.
I'm very tired right now, so i only post what it is about.
If there is some interest, i will make a little tut about it.
So..., i just inserted 2 SATA 2,5" HDD's into the HDD slot of an old V5 PS2.
--One HDD is ordinary used for HD-Loader.
--The other one contains USB-Advance and is also used for all my MP3
music, a lot of AVI movies and other PC stuff.
--To do so, i used 2xUSB to SATA Adapters, 1xIDE to SATA Adapter.
--The USB-Advanced HDD can be connected with a short link cable in front
to the USB port of the PS2.
First i was thinking to connect it directly internal, but that way there would
be only one USB slot left for other devices.
I also can connect it now directly from the PS2 to the PC.
--The reason why i used two USB to SATA-Adapters is (and that's the juicy
part), that i implemented a switch which is changing the HD-Loader HDD
from the Network Adapter to the second USB Adapter.
Which means, there is no need to demount the HDD for file
transfer (and of course no need to use the internal CD/DVD
drive any longer to do so).
I just press the button and can connect it to the PC with a USB cable.
Future updates might be:
--Insert a switch which connects the USB-Advance
HDD internally by disable one USB slot of the PS2 and the
out/input of one of the USB-SATA Adapters.
--Integrate another Power Supply (or maybe two, one for 5v only, to power
on two USB connected drives at the same time).
Both Power supplies with a wide range (100-240V).
--Integrate a third HDD (if there will be a PSX Emulator for HDD).
(Will it use the same drive structure as HDL or not?).
If yes, 2 drives might be enough.
The problem here is to find a small 12v Power Supply to make space
for the third drive and some additional switches (also the shielding).
Ok, that's it for now.