I only have one network adaptor to test it on. It is the SCPH-10281 version.
Originally Posted by SP193
My slim is a SCPH-70000 series with a HD COMBO bottom case mod.
The startech SATA - IDE adaptor with marvell chipset that I bought works fine on both consoles though so I'm pretty sure that it was the ACARD adaptor at fault.
I recently got one of these too and am experiencing the same problems. I can supposedly format the hdd under ulaucnhelf and it reports the size but upon booting hdloader it wants to format it again. I tried installing a game from a disk but it didnt show up after installing. Rebooting the console and it wants to to format it again. Seems like this device is worthless. I wasted 40 bucks on it. I still have the ide adapter but hard drives are too damned expensive for that. I went back to using disks and swap magic on a slim ps2.
Originally Posted by kel
Oh dear. But I heard that some older SPEED devices (the chip inside the network adaptor that provides control of all the interfaces like ATA and Ethernet) have compatibility issues with certain ATA disks (or the ATA <-> SATA converter in this case), hence why I asked whether you have tested the converter with a different network adaptor.
Mine won't even allow me to format the disk with uLaunchELF. :/
Originally Posted by whiteninja2000
HDLoader v0.8b just freezes when I try to format, but Free HDLoader seems to work right.
It seems as if this device has got problems with providing reliable sector I/O... and it only works right if some things are done by the ATA driver.
As for the power management issue that my console is having, I'll try connecting the network adaptor to a friend's console, just to see whether it's really just a compatibility issue (and not because the adaptor is a dud).
i have had this behaviour before where HDLoader seems to want to reformat even though it is formatted. what i did was load the HDD up in winhiip and do a repair. then it worked fine with HDLoader.. now that we have OPL i very rarely need HDLoader
l_Oliveira once told me that HDLoader was built with a really early version of the homebrew PS2SDK that did not have support for the PCMCIA slot of the launch units... so perhaps that ATAD module had other deficiencies as well. :chinscrat
Originally Posted by spud42