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HD Support......... –
i just got a hd fitted in successfully, thanx to all the help from here ..............but there is one thing that is concerning me.......
i have the hd attached, but the hd is not stable......it can move up and down in the drive bay .......isnt there anyway of holding it tight in there ???
my uncle suggested put a ver small patch of those one sides tapes on the two end of the hd that r inside the ps2, so that the hd doesnt move.......like the patches on the bottom of the ps2, that prevent it from slipping.........is this a good idea, or does anyone have a better idea ??
plz dont suggest bogus ideas ............i found a person on the irc telling me to stuff the space with toilet paper.........i think even though there is a fan in the ps2, the toilet paper will still prevent heat dissipating :P
The best way to handle the loose hard drive is just to not move your ps2. If you keep your ps2 still and don't move it around a lot you won't have any problems. I keep my hard drive just "hanging" inside my ps2 as do most of the other people using one. As long as you keep it still (especially while it's turned on) you shouldn't have any problems at all. If you really feel the need to keep it tight inside there you might want to build some custom brackets that screw onto the side of the hard drive. Just make sure the brackets are the exact same size as the ps2 expansion bay. It won't be an easy build, but I'm sure it can be done with a little time and patience.
I was wondering about this problem too, i bring my PS2 around quite alot and it does move around alot.
I would suggest removing the HDD and network adapter before u bring it around though.
At least that's what i'm going to do.
I had some paper shoved in on the side of mine. It kept it from moving but was wedged in too well and it was difficult to get the drive back out.
I would at least try to put something in the bay to try to keep it from moving. If you don't it might fail and hurt the HD enternaly. I would recomend putting something that doesn't conduct heat ( because the HD produces alot when playing on it.) and is stable. Also, if you ever buy another HD i suggest you buy a Maxtor, they fit snuggly into the bay w/o moving.