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Vibration of my 7200rpm HDD
Vibration of my 7200rpm HDD –
Just bought a 2nd hand Seagate 250GB (7200 rpm,16mb cache) from my friend and installed on my PS2 SCPH-50001 US version.
When I tried to access the HDD with HDloder.. I can feel vibration from my PS2 and not experienced before with my previous 160GB 5400rpm HDD. I asked my friend about this and he told me that it's normal for 7200rpm because it rotates faster than my previous drive and also PS2 access the drive with full speed compared to PC.
I just want to know if it is true...and is it safe for my PS2?...
Actually there is no problem with my ps2 games or accessing the drive...
I'm just worried about my PS2 and feel uncomfortable with my new HDD..
Last edited by ajboy13; 06-18-2010 at 08:57 PM.
It's perfectly normal, my seagate does the same thing. There really is no need for a 7200 RPM drive in a PS2 though, as it can't use the full UDMA speed those drives support anyway.
You could try small rubber feet on the drive if it make you feel better
so you mean it can't cause damage on my PS2? if so..nothing to worry about...
I forgot to mention..i use 48bit on my HDD and loaded with 150GB size of games..so is there a possiblity that HDLoader access the drive faster compared to 28bit mode and also the number of games I installed?...
28-bit or 48-bit LBA has nothing to do with access speed.
Originally Posted by ajboy13
But if you had used 28-bit LBA you would not have been able to format the HDD to use a larger storage area than 128 GiB, as that is the upper limit of 28-bit LBA.
(2^28 sectors of 512 bytes each == 128 GiB)
So for installing that 150GiB game collection at all, you simply had to use 48-bit LBA.
Best regards: dlanor