Hi all, i'm here to tell you my story of how i got my PStwo premod and what i did to make it even cooler! I have been interested in getting a ps2 mod but was hesistant due to the soldering aspect. When the non-solder dms4 ezi came out, I was tempted to get one but I decided to wait and see what people thought of it, and to my suprise, lots of ppl were complaining about it. So i told myself forget it! Months later my brother gave the V7 PS2 to my cousin. There goes modding that PS2.
Fast forward to June 28, 2005, i browse the DMS forums, and notice a thread for premod installs where EVERYONE was happy with this person's work. I checked out the pics of his solder job and it was amazing!!! I had to get that piece of artwork! Who was that person ... none other than DAVBERE!!! I talked to davbere and he was very friendly, and after answering all my questions, i decided to order. Here is a pic of my premod install, isn't it aewsome!!
I got the premod on July 5th and it was very quick, especially since the 4th of July break. I setup everything but i didn't have my hard drive from newegg and i couldn't wait so i tried my retail disc and some backup DVDRs and they all worked flawlessly!
After a couple of days, i got my HDD, USB2 enclosure, and a 10 inch rounded ATA133 cable. I had to modify the enclosure's back side by sawing a hole where the IDE cable would stick out to connect to the PS2 HDConnect. Here are the pics:
The front side, i had to buy a stand for the pstwo for cooling issues and it looks cool standing tall next to the hdd.
The back, rounded cables look much better than those ugly grey flat ones.
My "mod" of the enclosure to allow the IDE cable to come out
Here is the inside of the enclosure
The best thing about the enclosure is i don't have to remove the HDD and connect it to my PC to put game images. I just connect my USB2 cable to my PC. And as you can see from the pic, i don't even need to change the cable, i use the same cable to connect to the enclosure board! Its much more convenient this way.
I've put 25 games on the HDD, mostly the latest titles, and they all work flawlessly. Davbere did a great job on this premod. I would highly recommend dave, and i hope my ideas will help some others who want a clean cool looking solution for connecting their HDD to their PS2.
Well i hope you enjoyed the pics and my story!