No. The normal assumption is that the cards are intended for extra drives internal to the PC, so the connectors are usually not accessible from the rear of the PC.
Originally Posted by revized
WinHiip can clone contents of one PS2 drive onto another such drive.
no matter if using a interface card is faster then that is the way i will go, only one more question , after i install the iso`s with hdl.dumb on a 300gig maxtor drive , is their a way to clone the drive to yet another 300 gig maxtor drive , so i would not have to reinstall each iso again?
I see what you mean, but if you keep adding new games as you acquire them it can be a lot of extra work to also keep a backup updated...
i always wondered about this as i would like to have a backup incase the drive ever has reconizing issue`s in hdloader, as this was always my error in the past after a year or so of playing, and i didn`t want to drag the images from one drive to the pc then to the ps2 hdd and so on. :(
I'm glad to help. That is the purpose of these forums.
thank you for all the excelent advice you have shared m8 ! :)
The card described by the techie specs on that page seems to be a perfectly normal ATA card. The only odd thing about it is that the page has "sata" in its URL, but that's probably just due to how they organize their folder trees.
btw... when you said a "real ATA interface card interface" i just checked online for the ata interface card and i see how they are set up with the input connections in the inside or the pc rather then the rear , oh well i wanted to ask you this question, the data transfer rate for the Adaptec Ultra ATA Card 1233 found here w.adaptec.com/en-US/support/sata/ata/ASH-1233/ is said to be at 133 MByte/sec is this not a real ATA interface card?
The specs are what matters here, and they describe a normal ATA interface card.
The USB 2.0 standard (not very new anymore) can only be used with hardware built for it. I use a rather old computer myself, and to use USB 2.0 with this I had to buy an add-on interface card, implementing additional USB ports.
and this usb 2.0 found here w.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/jones_02august05.mspx said a new version of USB, USB 2.0, with a hefty 480 Mbps data transfer rate, making it faster than IEEE 1394 (FireWire),
is this true , or can i use this "new 2.0" thingy they are refering to? or is it a hoax.
Devices built to fill USB 2.0 specs are normally (but not always) also compatible to the older USB 1.1 specs and protocols used by the PS2. However, the higher speed will only be obtained when a USB 2.0 device is plugged into a USB 2.0 interface. So you will never get the higher speed while such a device is plugged into a PS2 (so it can't be used to speed up USBAdvance).
The higher speed of USB 2.0 is really needed when using a USB adaptor to install HDLoader games to a PS2 HDD, as the speed would otherwise be slower than the speed you get when installing games over network with hdl_dumb.
Still, for raw speed in installing HDLoader games there is nothing which can beat having the PS2 drive connected directly to an ATA IDE interface on the PC.
I can only recommend what I've tested myself, and that isn't many at all.
can you recommend maybe the cable that you have , cuz for me as their as tons to chose from and i really dont understand all the tech stuff.
I tried one cheap USB enclosure which caused corrupted data, so I threw it away. :rant:
But I currently have a "DELTACO USB SATA/IDE adapter kit" which I'm very happy with :)
This is a kit which allows both SATA and ATA drives to be connected to a USB port of a PC.
The kit contains several different parts, one of which is a separate power supply intended only for the external drive, and the other main component is the adaptor cable with a USB connector at one end and the IDE and SATA connectors at the other end. In addition to these there are also extra SATA cables (both for power and interface connectors) and a Y-splitter USB cable, so the new drive can be connected even when all USB connectors of the computer are already occupied.
Their product code for this adapter kit is 'SATA-61', but their presentation of it on their webpage (www.deltaco.eu) is ridiculous, showing only the main interface cable and none of the other stuff.
Best regards: dlanor