I have a hard drive that I salvaged from my old xbox (yes, it is fully unlocked). According to the PS2 compatibility chart I found, it should work fine connected to my PS2.
BUT neither hdloader or hdadvance can detect the hard drive.
Whats more, I tried deleting the network configuration and reconfiguring it with the network adaptor disc, but whenever I try to set the network config it freezes up. I then tried to configure it with a copy of Everquest, and it again freezes up when I try to change the network settings.
I figured the adaptor was bad and bought another one off eBay - same deal.
So either I have two bad adaptors (odds? unknown) or the header that it connects to the PS2 on is bad.
Anyone know how I could test this? Also I couldn't find that part on any of the repair sites so likely I would need to replace the whole mobo?
Any ideas, please send them my way.