Making HDL partitions viewable in SMS? –
Ok, I'm tired of using my USB drive to copy my stuff to my HDD in my ps2, tired of it running at 400-800 KB/s. Using either SMS, winhiip, HDL, uLE, or anything else I haven't come across yet, can I change a HDL partition, created by winhiip, to something uLE OR SMS can read and write to?
My plan was to create a dvd iso of say 4 GB, filling this iso with my media files to be copied to the HDD, then using winhiip copy the iso to a partition, same as any game. However, uLE and SMS won't read INTO the partition, only show it's there, which brings up my next question (the key actually)
How does HDLoader/winhiip store the information in the partition? As I can't see it, I'm not sure, what I was thinking was, it creates the appropiate size partition, in this partition it writes the files, then HDL uses this partition with its files as the "disc" to be played. The other way I see it happening is the same, however it copies the iso file itself into the partition, and uses it as the "disc".
If its the first way, I need to get uLE to change the partition to + so SMS can go into it, or I need SMS to be able to read the files inside of it, not an iso but the actual files.
If its the second method, nevermind, it won't work unless SMS gains the ability to mount an iso file from a HDL partition, again requiring access into the partition, or the ability to load the partition itself as a disc to be played.
I realize just putting the HDD into a usb enclosure would solve the speed issue, but I want it inside of the ps2, not hanging off someplace and looking ugly, theres access to the HDD from inside, I would like it to remain there. As such, it seems it has to be a HDL formatted drive, or I guess ext2 since linux uses that, but I dunno if SMS/uLE can even read that (hmm new test). I tried that pfs explorer or whatever it was that allowed full access to a pfs HDD connected to the computer, but for one, it's not in english, two, it ate a partition, three, its no faster then uLE or SMS at copying files. If my HDD can run at 40 MB/s, I would like to use that speed.
Summary: Can I change a HDL partition to + so uLE can read into it?
SCPH-39001 V7 GH-019, fliptop case, FMCB 1.8, 80GB HDD (SMS console) 16MB card running it all
SCPH-39001 V7 GH-022 FMCB 1.8, 120GB HDD (Game console) 64MB card running it all