HDLoader (ps2)

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  1. aquarion
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    Basically my ps2's lens is pretty much wasted, it can no longer read dvd movies or cd's and it has a lot of trouble reading games. So i was wondering if there is an HDloader which doesn't require the use of a disc (I do have a modchip installed if that helps).
     
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    HDLoader doesn't require the use of a disc anyway. The important question is whether you have an original chubby console and a Network adapter.
     
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    The original console yes, a network adapter no.
     
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    Well you need one to even consider HDLoader.....USBAdvance isn't really worth consideration. Better hit the bay and trading forums.
     
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    well i do have what seems to be an hdloader iso, can that work?
     
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    An hdloader.iso will run fine but to what end would you be running it if you don't have an HDD connected up to your PS2?
     
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    hdd's aplenty, unless you need a special hdd?
     
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    you need to use a hard drive that fits the network adapter
    maxtor is very well known for fitting good
     
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    aquarion - you'll need to be able to connect the HDD to the PS2 in some way...that's where the NA comes in!
     
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    So the front usb ports on my ps2 are useless? Damn that sucks.
     
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    Yep, you need one of this.

    Then you can plug your HD into that.

    BTW, I had one but I only used it one time. Now I can't remember correctly... but didn't you had to use the HDLoader DVD to run games from HD?
    So I guess that a completely dead lens won't get you anywhere in every case [​IMG] If it still reads a bit, even slightly, you might be able to run the disc.

    I also remember that there was a method to install the HDLoader to a MemCard and boot it from there, but I can't REALLY remember anything else on it :/
     
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    The front USB ports are useless with HDLoader but not with HDAdvance. However, HDAdvance is next to useless (well i admit that's an overly harsh and negative view!) since those USB ports are USB 1 and hooking up an external HDD is going to give you speed and compatibility issues.
     
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    I see, well I'm going Network Adapter hunting then(unless those cost more then a new ps2, if that is the case I'll buy a new ps2 [​IMG] ) . Thank you