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:::.Normal PC HDD on a PS2.:::
:::.Normal PC HDD on a PS2.::: –
I couldn't find any PS2 Hard Drive around the many game stores I got to.So I got this Idea to put one of my PC's Backup Hard Drive into the PS2.I haven't done it yet and I want to ask questions before I possibly mess up my console.My question is, is it possible to use a normal HDD on a PS2...is there even a difference between a PS2 HDD and a normal one?
Don't worry. Even if you manage to find a drive that doesn't work with your PS2, it still shouldn't harm your console nor your network adaptor.
Originally Posted by GTAIV
Btw: I hope you do realize that you must have a network adaptor to be able to use an HDD inside your PS2. And also that it only works with the old 'fat' PS2 models, and not with the new 'slim' PStwo models. Those 'slim' models require a special add-on kit to connect an HDD, and even that won't work with the very latest models. (Due to intentional sabotage by Sony, on the latest model designs.)
Given what I said above, yes that will work fine. Most of us, myself included, use a non-Sony HDD.
My question is, is it possible to use a normal HDD on a PS2...
Sony software and some few games developed by other companies for use with HDD can tell the difference, and those accept only the Sony HDD units. Those are really Maxtor units I think, but with a special firmware by Sony, also used for identification. But of course, a good mod-chip can circumvent that protection anyway.
is there even a difference between a PS2 HDD and a normal one?
In any case, that is not very important, since the most important PS2 HDD software is originally homebrew, and completely ignores the Sony HDD 'protection' measures. HDloader, and all the related tools quite happily work with just about any drive having a normal IDE interface.
Best regards: dlanor
Great, oh and I do have a Network Adapter.I really needed it to copy my GTA San Andreas for fast loading times.