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PS2 Network Adapter –
I'm thinking of buying a used PS2, and have questions about the network adapters for Playstation 2.
Are there versions of the network adapter that do NOT have the hard drive connectors with it? If there are, how can I tell if the adapter has hard drive connectors without opening it up?
All of the official Sony Network Adapters do have the HDD connectors, the only thing you should watch out for are the Western Digital hard drives which have somewhat more spacing between the molex connector and the IDE connector. If you do want to use a Western Digital drive you will need to open up the adapter to increase the spacing between the connectors. Other drives should be fine though
Also make sure that the hard drive you use is an IDE/PATA drive; SATA won't work at all.
thanks for the reply... (no offence) but are you positive?
some of the sellers i've been asking say it's *just* the network adapter... either they're mistaken or maybe they just mean that there's no actual hard drive that comes with it (i.e. the connectors are there, but no hard drive)
Like I said, all of the official Sony ones come with the conenctors. If a seller advertises an adapter without them then it is either an external unit which plugs into the PS2 USB port (which, of course, lacks a connection interface for a disk drive), a third party clone (the only one of which I am aware is the Direct Go-Net made by Datel, which lacks the connectors), or they are simply mistaken.
So if it says SONY on it then it will be absolutely fine, don't buy anything other than it
Last edited by Badcrew; 12-26-2008 at 03:26 PM.
To answer your question all the playstation 2 network adapters have hd conector on it.I have gotten many of them and they all had them.
Originally Posted by k33ze
some network adaptors also had a modem socket as well. maybe thats what the guy ment when he said "only" a network adaptor???
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Like I mentioned, there are 3rd party solutions without the connectors but all the Sony official ones do.
Originally Posted by spyder