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Any advantage to using internal / 7200rpm vs external / 5400rpm, for OPL?
Any advantage to using internal / 7200rpm vs external / 5400rpm, for OPL? –
Topic. The theory suggests that 5400rpm is fast enough - so much faster than a DVD drive that it should even be "too" fast sometimes. The reality is that any FMV I've seen running off my USB drive has been jerky and basically unwatchable. Perhaps this is due primarily to USB 1.1.
Anyway, I gather OPL is the preferable method of taking advantage of an internally-installed HDD (with the network adapter), so now I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and get the network adapter and install everything internally. Would that take care of the stuttering FMV? Would there be any disadvantages to this option, compared to sticking with a 5400rpm external drive? (Such as perhaps some games don't work on the internal drive but do on an external, for whatever reason.) And are there any models that might be recommended in particular? Not easy to find an IDE drive these days so I would need to shop around. ;p
Thanks in advance!
I would go with the internal hard drive. More games will be compatible, there shouldn't be any FMV stuttering (haven't come across any myself) and it is a lot faster. The only disadvantages I can think of for an internal hard drive is getting the games on the drive. You can install games from the PS2s DVD drive using HDLoader, over network with HDL_dump or find some way to connect the drive to your computer and install using WinHIIP.
As for compatible drives, you can go to PS2 Hard Drive Compatibility Chart.
Awesome. That was a great help. Many thanks! Definitely sold on the internal drive now.
Yes, USB 1 is not fast enough.
Originally Posted by Asterra