The title pretty much says it all.
I'm only considering 2.5" SATA drives, to be used with an original NA plus SATA/PATA adapter or with a counterfeit chinese SATA NA. (the latter as you know could also accomodate 3.5" SATA drives but I see no reason to use bigger, hotter and noisier drives)
1) Thanks to TLC technology it is now feasible to buy an SSD large enough to accomodate a decent Ps2 collection, namely the Samsung 840 500GB (MZ-7TD500BW).
PROs: super fast seek time and random reads --> super fast loading of game lists and game themselves?
CONs: expensive (280€) but finally affordable
Question: is it worth it? anybody tried/heard about modern SSDs used in a Ps2?
2) On the HDD front, we now have the first 1TB 7200rpm (with a sweet 32Mb cache) 2.5" HDD, the HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (HTS721010A9E630)
PROs: cheap (90€), bigger
CONs: not as fast as the SSD
Question: does it get too hot/noisy? (apparently not based on the reviews)
3) Last and probably least there's the 15mm tall WD Green 2TB behemoth (WD20NPVT), which ships for 150€
CONs: being 15mm tall, it cannot be reused in a PS3
Question: does a 2TB drive even work? (and by "work" I mean "confirmed to work with OPL by someone who actually use a 2TB drive in his PS2", not theory)
What do you think?
ps: prices may be different outside EU