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Nooooob alert.. –
I just got my first PS2 ever, off some kid through craigslist.. The last few days have been filled with learning experiences!
The PS2 is an old fat one, with the HDD and a 300 GB Maxtor drive fulla games. He had it set up with some old software that would let you use the hard drive games if you booted with a retail PSX game in the drive (ie. old), but I found out about Free McBoot and installed it with the noobie package.. Sweet! No need for the PSX disc anymore. Since then I have filled up whatever remaining hard drive space I had with iso files.
And here's my problem! I have learned to use Winhiip to add files to the drive, but now I need more space on it so I have been deleting old games left and right (also using Winhiip).. And it doesn't appear that I gain any more space when I do this! I was trying to put a rebuilt image of Rockband 2 on there and I deleted like 5 old games that were around 4 GB apiece, and it still won't let me - Says there's no room left on the drive!
I am not sure what the 28 bit vs. 48 bit HD loader is about, but mine has been set on 48 bit since I have been using winhiip.. Is this topical?
Thanks in advance..
Last edited by butchnap; 02-23-2009 at 01:57 AM.
First off welcome, and glad you like FMCB..
What you need to do is after you delete the games off the HDD using WINHIIP, you need to repair the drive after each delete.
1. You need to go to ( Utilities ).
2. Click on Scan / Repair PS2Drive.
3. Let it scan your drive for errors.
4. And the click repair drive.
5 And then click save.
Now you should have all your open space back
If you have any other problems just ask... DJ
And about the 28 bit and the 48 bit :
28 bit is used for drive 120GB and under
48 bit is used for drive larger than 120GB
The 48 bit was really made for the toxic system on Mod chips, but was converted for normal HDD use..
did you set option in WinHIIP 1.7.6 ( Reduce Defregment ) ?
Originally Posted by djflexmaster79
Thank you so much for your quick reply..
I just tried this, and while it did find some errors and I did save the results, it still didn't work! Since I posted this message, I had put the drive back into the PS2, booted up HDLoader and deleted a few more games.. HDLoader reported that I had over 30gb free! Then I popped the drive back into my computer and saw that things were still the same.. In winhiip, my drive indfo read:
"HDLoader 48bit: 0.88 Gb free, 30.00 Gb fragments, 259.00 (I think) Gb used, 78 images"
I then read your reply, followed it, and now it says:
"HDLoader 48bit: 0.88 Gb free, 19.50 Gb fragments, 259.00 Gb used, 78 images"
So the fragments went down, but I don't have any more space.. Just to be sure, I tried to install Rockband 2, which is about 8 Gb..
"Not enough free space on the hard drive."
Last edited by butchnap; 02-23-2009 at 03:20 AM.
Originally Posted by amp2006
Yep, it's been set like that ever since I started using winhiip.
well. this isnt much of an idea, but u could copy back your images from the ps2 hdd to your pc hdd, then format the drive and then re-install the images...
That will be the very last-case scenario, but yeah, I could do that.. Hope I don't have to though, cos that would take a looooong time, with 78 games on there!
Originally Posted by broodje
This just isn't making sense to me. Why won't my hard drive show any gained space after deleting games? I noticed that when I do the "Scan/Repair PS2 drive" option and scroll through the list on the left, there's a lot of "empty" slots.. I assume these are from the games I deleted.. Are those slots still taking up space?
Originally Posted by butchnap
Yes, each one of them is a new partition
Did you save it after WINHIIP repaired it?
Yep, I made sure to.
Originally Posted by djflexmaster79
hmm, quite weird eh? it should be having more space left with the repair action...
am out of ideas