Okay, I'm great with computers and I'm fairly intelligent, but I have, off and on, for the past year, tried to get this damn hdd thing going. I am absolutely clueless when it comes to this and I can't seem to find a guide for dummies anywhere. I've checked different forums and I can't seem to decipher all the stuff. So someone out there please take pity and either point me to an existing guide that I've missed so far, or tell me what to do. Here's what I got:
Playstation 2 (v9) with Network adapter and an 80GB Maxtor HD installed.
3 8MB Memory cards
DMS 3 Mod-chip.
OS X Mac
External Firewire HD cases and the ability to plug it into either computer.
In a pinch, I could network my PS2 into my home network, which currently is in the 192.168.1.x IP scheme.
Okay, I need to know a) how to prep the HD, b) which HD loading/copying/etc software to use, c) can I put the program on my Memory card so I don't have to boot off a disc, and how to do that with my mod-chip.
I'd prefer easiness over speediness so if it's easier to copy the game from the internal PS2 drive to the hard drive, I'd rather do that than move the drive to one of my computers, even if it only takes 5 minutes as opposed to 30 minutes. Thank you so much in advance for all those who help out.