I own a FAT PS2 50001 with network adapter and 40 Gb IDE HDD just a few games installed, they run flawlessly.
The problem is that if I don't skip Guitar Hero III intro movies at some point the game freezes, this point is not always the same. I wiped the HDD using dd command in Debian and formatted it again using WinHIIP v1.7.6, then I installed the games using HDL DUMB 8.6, but the problem persist. I made another observation, I played included movies (Guitar Hero III Slash and Guitar Hero II Behind The Scenes) and it went well, but it hanged at certain time, I tested wiht HDL 8.0C and I got the same results. I also made tests using several modes, but the same.
The HDD was in good shape (dd command confirmed it), I'm using latest OPL, at this moment 0.9. I would like to know if there are issues concerning video playback, bandwidth, Guitar Hero games or something else I don't know.
Best regards to all