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Quickest way to get stuff onto HDD?
Quickest way to get stuff onto HDD? –
what is the fastest way to get many files (about 60gb into 6gb partitions) onto the PS2 HDD?
a few tests i did:
CDVD: 2 minutes 37 seconds to copy a 299mb file from DVD...
(file 3 of 14, so near the inside of the disc)
FTP: 200kb/s average speed. (slow, but very convenient for small files)
I don't have a server side app for 'host' at the moment. is that worth getting? or is CD/DVD the fastest thing you can get on the PS2?
what speeds does host achieve? if over 600k/s it would be worth using over CD/DVD... (i swap)
(ATM I don't trust any PC browsers... one buggered a secondary drive i was testing it on... good thing it was secondary )
set hdd to slave and put in pc and then use winhiip to dump them onto hdd
Maybe I'm lazy to open up computer, but I still prefer my cheap $15 IDE=>USB2 cable to do the job.
I agree. IDE to USB 2 is a lot more convenient than having to open your PC case. And pretty quick.
Yeah but right now Winhip can only transfer ps2 isos, The only way to get files like divx movies onto your ps2 from your computer is through ftp until someone creates a program like winhip that will let you transfer files quickly into common partitions.
yep. i use winhiip for ISO installing... that's not a problem.
so over the last 2 days i have copied about 60gb of divx files onto my HDD from CDFS using the swap trick... i dont think there's a quicker way... was just wondering about the speed of 'host' which i've never used.
btw, is it safe to copy onto HDD same partition using FTP and CDFS at the same time? i noticed it is possible but cancelled the FTP at 70mb cause it was going to take half an hour.
They have a program in testing that can write to PFS partitions on a PC but,well, it's still in testing. Public, but from what I read, not entirely reliable yet.
yeah i've used PS2PFS explorer on a test drive and it corrupted it. if they can work out the bugs though it definately has promise.
Here Is My Solution!! –
I use a round about way to copy files from my comp to the ps2 hdd...though u'll temporarily need twice the space of the stuff ur gonna copy..
Originally Posted by JuddMan
Use cdvdromgen to create a uLaunchELF boot iso...also add all the files you want to copy to the image..
Then use Winhiip to transfer it as a hdloader iso...you should get a decent 25-30mbps here.. less than a minute for 1 GB
Then boot up hdloader on ur ps2 and launch ur newly image..it should boot into uLaunchELF..
Heres where the magic happens...since HDloader is practically nothing but a virtual cd drive, when you access the CDFS in uLaunchelf, it will display the contents of your ISO!!!!!!!!! instead of the actual dvd in the drive..
Now all you have to do is copy it to the hdd0 partition..then delete it from HDloader..
Are you saying you actually did this ?!?!?
Originally Posted by thetest
The reason I ask for confirmation is that this is not supposed to be possible, as it requires two different sets of HDD drivers to access the same drive simultaneously. I can see how it would work fine for copying stuff to another device, like MC or USB storage devices, but I don't see how it could work for copying stuff to another partition of the same IDE drive that the ISO is stored on.
Best regards: dlanor