It can happen, but:
Originally Posted by dsgamer
- My iLink drivers are buggy and device compatibility is currently (extremely) poor
- Although the speed is currently faster than the SMAP (Ethernet hardware) of the PS2, it lacks DMA support and hence cannot go faster than ~4MB/s.
- The PS2SDK SMAP driver lacks DMA support too, but it can become very fast when DMA support is added and enabled (Even faster than the iLink driver in it's current state).
So in short, the network installation is an easier solution.
If you have a reliable connection, using my Proof-of-concept HDL Dump server v0.92A will give you about 5MB/s. With, of course, a slight risk of data corruption of theoretically 0% on a reliable network connection.
You have to use the HDL Dump client v0.90 since this server was based on HDL Dump server v0.91
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit