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Strange smell............. –
hey,.........has anyone noticed a stange slight smell coming from your ps2, provided u have a hard drive in it being used ??? cuz i just put my hard drive in about a week ago, and when ever i turn the ps2 on, and play some game from the hard drive for abour 15-20 minutes, a strange smell starts coming from my ps2...
No, not for me. I haven't smell anything from my hdd.
Maybe your HD is burning, and thats what you smell.
Hahaha, seriously, what's up with people having strange lights and smell coming from their PS2? Is this Sony's revenge for HDLoader?
Originally Posted by <G>
Quite seriously, I believe a lot of PS2s with new superfast HDDs are suffering from severe overheating. I've read of some cases where plastic parts on the drive itself were melting... And that would definitely smell !
Originally Posted by DrGast
The new top-of-the-line HDDs are designed to minimize seek times and maximize throughput, which requires high speeds and high acceleration, both for head movements and the main disk spinning motors. And you can't get high speed and acceleration without high energy costs, and quite a lot of energy losses, which end up as heat to be dissipated inside the PS2... And since those drives were designed for modern well-cooled computers, the small PS2 fans simply can't handle the job.
In fact, if you can find a slightly older and slower HDD with the same storage capacity that you need, then that may be the better choice for a PS2. Not only will the price be lower, but most likely it will run cooler, thus prolonging the life both of itself and the PS2 (the laser is the main worry there). As for the throughput, there's nothing to worry about, as the PS2 itself sets the max throughput well below what the older generation of HDDs can deliver. (Not the 'oldest' HDD generation, of course, but the one preceding the current.)
Best regards: dlanor
how about if u use an external hard drive box, to connect my hard drive through USB........that way i will not be damaging the ps2, i think..how about that ?
You can use your hdd through USB but you must use USBAdvance instead of HDLoader and playing game with USBAdvance is not as fast as HDLoader. Not much game compatibility if compare to HDLoader and most of the game fmv skips or stutters really bad. My advise is to stick with HDLoader.