I'm getting my PS2 v13 with SATA HDD-Kit very soon back from installation and trying at the moment to fill my HDD with WinHIIP.
First of all, I don't have any experience with PS2 HDDs yet. I only had slim PS2's so far and I'm a happy FMCB user since v1.7 thanks to TnA. I'm a very experienced PC user and software developer, so you can use tech terms if neccessary
- 2,5" SATA Samsung Spinpoint 320GB - Model HM320JI
- 2,5" external HDD case with USB 2.0 and eSATA connection
- PC w/ Core 2 Duo CPU, plenty of HDD space and USB 2.0 and eSATA support
The drive is connected via eSATA (before boot, not hotplugged, I'm using XP Pro SP3). Transfer speed is about 45-50 MByte/s read & write (copied a 2 GB file).
I'm getting my PS2 back with this SATA HDD Kit. My external case is the same as seen on the pictues. I will report back when it's installed of course, can't find any thread yet with a SATA user ^^ (click on a pic to enlarge):
Please note again: I DON'T have my PS2 with the Kit yet. A workmate of mine is doing the installation, I'm not able do such tiny soldering work :-(
Get it here (use IE to browse this site, Firefox won't work!):
So, I figured out that I have to use WinHIIP to fill my HDD for my PS2 on my PC. I'm using version 1.7.6, can't find any newer ons.
I've set up my HDD with WinHIIP with no hassle, the process was very fast, too. I've used the following settings:
Now I click on "Add Image(s)", select an ISO file which I've ripped off my original disk with DVDDecrypter (ISO only, no MDS file). I enter a nice name, and don't change the settings (DVD and no modes selected). Now I add and the process begins. It starts at about 7-8 Mb/s and slows down to 0,5 MB/s! It takes VERY long to write a usual 3GB ISO.
If I connect the drive via USB 2.0, it starts at about 7 MB/s too and slows down to 1,7 Mb/s. It's very slow too, but a bit faster than eSATA at last.
If I add a game directly from DVD, it's copying at about 3 Mb/s and slows down to 1,7 Mb/s, too.
Any ideas why WinHIIP is so f*cking slow? It states "can be fast as 15 Mb/s with USB and 40 Mb/s with IDE" :-(