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Official $ony hdd goodness?
Official $ony hdd goodness? –
I have been a bit perplexed having bought a 2nd hand ps2 40gb drive ($ony)
I looks official and all, but I never got it to work with the ps2, so I just formatted it FAT32 and used it in an old pc.
now I am not asking where to get what, but I would like to know the exact names of the CDs/programs I need and instructions on using them to get this official hdd into a proper hdd that is recognised by the ps2 (mines is pal v10/11 (silver) and no mod, got the lan adapter and have a usb dongle etc).
you have to have the sony hdd utilities disc. there arnt many places to dl it so search hard. the site i used to know went down. so no luck there. technically if you can use the mc exploit of cd loader or swap magic you could swap the cd with a downloaded burnt version.
Sorry, but if you have a PAL console it just won't work.
Originally Posted by theskillster
Sony discriminates against europeans... Sorry, but that's a fact !
The HDD utility disc will only work for US or Japanese consoles.
Best regards: dlanor
i could have sworn that japanese use both pal and ntsc
Most probably they can use PAL resolutions on their consoles, just like I can use NTSC resolutions with my PAL console, but the japanese console standard is NTSC, not PAL. Not that the video resolution is the critical aspect here.
Originally Posted by senorlocksmith
I assume the HDD utility disc detects if a european console is used and then refuses to do its work, regardless of any video resolution.
Best regards: dlanor
is that the hdd util that has the format and flag/defrag (?) options?
the original sony disc does have the defrag options on it. it also allows you to see it in the browser to transfer game saves
didnt work for me, I think I formatted the sony disk with the hdd utils (downloaded and swapped in)
do you have the orig sony hdd. if you do it should work, try using cdloader exploit. i did and got it to run but ofcourse i couldnt use it cause i dont have the orig hdd.
i do have a original sony hdd, I think the ones that came with the linux kit
I dont have it to hand to give the scph number