3 out of 3 drives don't work with network adapter
I've finally got round to installing a network adapter on the second of my PS2 systems - the first was a slim, modded with a DMS4 Pro and HDConnect; using the in-built Toxic OS it works great. Now I'm trying to use an official network adapter with my SCPH-50003.
The phat is setup with FMCB, uLaunchElf 4.42b [edit: I said 4.24, but meant 4.42], DMS HDD Format tool 1.0 and OPL 0.9.1 on MC - all the software runs, but when it comes to accessing any of the 3 drives I'm trying I get different behaviour:
Seagate ST3750640AV - 750Gb IDE
Power - Spins up on boot
uLaunchElf - HDD manager shows "loading HDD modules...", the disk spins up and then it sits there forever.
DMS HDD Format tool - Sits at splash screen (disk spins up) and gets no further.
On desktop machine it spins up, can be partitioned/formatted no problem.
Seagate ST3320620A - 320GB IDE (I have two of these to test)
Power - spins up on boot
uLaunchElf - HDD manager shows "loading HDD modules..." then "Reading HDD information". Then shows the information screen ("HDD connected: Yes" and "HDD Formatted: No"). Creating partitions or formatting the drive don't work ("Failed creating partition" and "Error formatting drive").
DMS HDD Format tool - detects disk ("Disk has no format information - format drive?") and formats, but immediately returns with an error ("unable to read format information from drive").
Drives works fine in my desktop (they were part of a RAID5 array until a couple of months ago, they re-partition, format and read/write fine when tested again.)
I've blanked the partition table on both drives by wiping the first 512kb of the disks, just in case the existing partition tables were causing any problems. Trying to use the 750GB drive doesn't even get anywhere near filesystem access though so I highly doubt it's anything to do with the partition layout (or lack of one).
Both drives appear to be listed in PS2 compatability list and seem quite well supported. I know the 750GB version is slightly different (it's the AV model, rather than A), but I wouldn't expect that to cause any issues.
I'm wondering if the network adapter I'm using is a bit picky? Is there a different in early/late models and how well they support particular drives?