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My laser sucks, will a hard drive work?

Discussion in 'Winning Eleven' started by astabooty, 22 July 2005.

  1. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    Also, I will need the ps2 ethernet adapter, right?
     
  2. knh4

    knh4 Championship

    21 October 2002
    Bradford
    Man Utd
    Mine nearly died so i got a hrad drive instead. Its got enough power to boot up the original HDAdvance disc(albeit after 2 or 3 tries). Before within 10mins of playing my laser wouldnt pick the game up but now im getting endless hours with my hard drive.
    You will needa PS2 network adapter to connest your hard drive to the back of the ps2.
     
  3. erichlebt

    erichlebt League 2

    18 March 2002
    Germany
    I dont know whats the problem, if you google around you'll find an "free hd loader" which can be loaded onto your memory card via cd (as long as got a chip with different booting options like the dms3 or dms4 so you can boot homebrew software from mc). in that way you wouldnt even need a laser-unit at all. Give it a try.
     
  4. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    use hdloader/hdadvance, network adapter PS2, a hard drive and also some software to transfer games (especially if you want a patched PES4) to your hard drive.

    DJ
     
  5. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    awesome ill get the adapter and a 3rd party hard drive off of ebay. thanks guys!
     
  6. plumbers_x

    plumbers_x Guest

    Forgive my ignorance, but do you need a proper PS2 hard-drive, or will any old hard-disk do, so long as you use hdloader? After all, game data is game data and media is media, right? I mean, I can boot back DVD's using knife trick, so I could boot using a regular h/d?

    It's just that I was looking a few months ago to buy an official h/d but they weren't for sale in the uk.
     
  7. knh4

    knh4 Championship

    21 October 2002
    Bradford
    Man Utd
    You dont need an official ps2 hard drive. You can use Maxtors, Seagate, Western Digital hard drive as long as they are internal IDE drives. To make sure you find a compatible drive check here;

    http://ps2drives.x-pec.com/?p=list
     
  8. alawadhi3000

    alawadhi3000 PES 2008

    26 December 2004
    Bahrain
    Man United
    get the harddisk

    about which harddisk to get

    use the site above to know which model works

    and stay clear of seagate and western digital

    i recommend Maxtor & samsung to you with at least 40 GB Size , and HDLoader
     
  9. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    im buying the network adapter and a maxtor hard drive now, will i need anything else to transfer the games to my hard drive (from my pc)?

    edit:

    also, will i need the install cd for the network adapter?
     
    Last edited: 31 July 2005
  10. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    How you planning to connect the HD to your PC?
     
  11. Legendary

    Legendary Mad Goalkeeper

    24 May 2003
    Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid or Villa Park, Birmingham
    Aston Villa & Real Madrid
    Also where do you get USB interface to connect PC to hard drive to copy games on it ?
     
  12. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    i dont know. im not sure how the process works. if i have the game on my pc, such as a patched we8 image, how would i go about getting it onto my HD?
     
  13. knh4

    knh4 Championship

    21 October 2002
    Bradford
    Man Utd
    You could insert it into your pc to a spare IDE cable and transfer it or you could get a usb external hard drive enclosure which is probably the best way. You will need a program called Winhip to transfer the images to your hard drive though.
    Go to this site and you should be ok.

    www.ps2-scene.org
     
  14. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    I have an easier way. Just do it over the network.
     
  15. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    could you explain? through the network adapter connect to my wireless connection and download it off the pc? thanks.
     
  16. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    yes. search for hdl_dump.
     
  17. jonboyo

    jonboyo Premiership

    19 December 2002
    My ps2 stopped reading discs, so I opened up the case and wiped the optical lens and now it reads everything I chuck at it!
    I had to return my laser I ordered since I thought that must have been the fault at 1st, but no the evil known as DUST was its problem.
     
  18. mikemcenroe

    mikemcenroe Conference

    29 April 2002
    you can do it over the network, but its a lot quicker to plug the HD into your pc and run winHiip, plus its easier to apply patches that way :)


    if you cant boot your own CD's there is an exploit that requires an original PSX game and HDloader on your memcard
     
  19. rivaldinho

    rivaldinho League 1

    9 September 2003
    Real Madrid
    hdl dump takes forever i would avoid that at all costs
     
  20. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    What I do is get a HDD External Box, you jsut connect your HD into the box, and send the image with WINHIIP, geting speeds of 15-30mb per second, a lot faster then netwworking. I am a moderator in the HDD section of http://www.ps2-scene.org/forums so feel free for to ask more qustions.

    Can you buy of ebay? If so I'll show you some of those USB IDE boxes, saves the hassle of opening your PC up all the time to connect the HD to the PC, also a "box" is safer then jsut a IDE to USB cable like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41994&item=5793467564&rd=1

    Because hard drives are easily prone to static problems, so its safer in a box.
     
  21. astabooty

    astabooty Non-League

    10 August 2003
    thanks a lot, i will try this.


    and thanks to everyone.
     
  22. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    hdl dump does not take forver. 1h for a 4GB game.

    plus the fact that you don't have to touch / unplug anything.
     
  23. knh4

    knh4 Championship

    21 October 2002
    Bradford
    Man Utd
    Sticking the hard drive into an enclosure and connecting it up takes less than 5 mins. Transferring an iso will take a couple of minutes so in my opinion that is easily the better option.
     
  24. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    whatever one prefers.
     
  25. alawadhi3000

    alawadhi3000 PES 2008

    26 December 2004
    Bahrain
    Man United

    2 hours to me, as the speed won't be more than 30 kb/s

    wiinhip is better , as the speed 5-20 mb/s
     
  26. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    sorry to hear that. the highest i've had is 2mb/s. i average 700kb/s and have yet to download the latest version which i hear is even faster.
     
  27. martinja

    martinja Guest

    Installed the game onto hdd and it works : )
     
  28. rivaldinho

    rivaldinho League 1

    9 September 2003
    Real Madrid
    Yeah but 5 mins if you open your pc up. and if its a new game why wait one hour when you can play in 5 mins
     
  29. hullybul

    hullybul Banned

    31 December 2003
    is that difficult Jonno?
     
  30. jumbo

    jumbo Premiership

    30 May 2003
    WE Heaven
    why unplug the hdd and do this and that.

    we can go on forever :)
     

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