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HDD PROBLEM[Seagate] –
So today my fat ps2 with network adaptor suddenly cant read my 700GB Seagate IDE HDD.
My laptop can read the HDD using an IDE to USB cable.
My desktop can read the HDD using the IDE cable master/slave.
I use Winhiip on both desktop and my laptop to read the HDD and it works perfectly.
But my ps2 cant read it properly.
I did a quick and partial format after I backup all my games to my external and no luck.
Now im doing a full format which take 15hours using my laptop.
I tried an 80GB HDD on my ps2 to know if the problem is my network adapter but my ps2 can read it.
What do you think is my HDD problem?is it bad sectors?hope it work again after the full format i made.BTW what is the difference in quick,partial and full format?what I mean is what exactly those format do besides the speed(quick=fast,partial=30mins,full=15hours for me).Do full format repair bad sectors?.If full format will not work I will try generating bad sectors if any which will take 1 and half days on my HDD. =(
are you using HDL to run games ? if yes then what does HDL says ?
and when did you set the jumpers ?
and which patched HDL you are using ? 48bit or 24bit ?
and about format things take a look at here :
Yes I use both HDL 0.8c andOPL 0.7.
Originally Posted by amp2006
HDL says no hardware found.(something like that)
I dont know how to set jumpers,how do I know what jumpers I have?
Thank you about the info on the format. 5 hours left after the full format finish on my HDD.
I always use Ulaunchelf first when im using my HDD. I browse it so when I play on my OPL and HDL I know it will work. And I observe that I cant hear the screeching sound on my HDD when I use on my ps2 on first run, because it is the sign that it is being read. But using my laptop and desktop I can hear the sound.
I think my jumper is on slave : : : :
I will put it on master after the full format : : : : or : : : :
Last edited by ps2ps2; 06-27-2010 at 09:48 PM.
When used as the only drive on an IDE bus, the drive must always be jumpered as "Master", as an IDE bus does not work right without a master drive. So inside the PS2 it must always be "Master".
When connecting your PS2 HDD to an existing IDE bus of a PC that was empty before this, the drive should also be jumpered as master, since it is then the only drive on the bus.
But when added to an existing IDE bus of a PC, in addition to another drive on the same bus, then the old drive there will be jumpered as "Master" and you need to jumper the PS2 drive temporarily as "Slave". And that is what leads many users into problems, as they may forget to restore the jumper to "Master" position when moving the HDD back into the PS2.
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