How to transfer files to a PS2's Hard Drive without taking it out

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  1. Drkirby
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    Newcomer Drkirby Advanced Member

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    Well, I want to know, is there anyway for me to put disk images on my PS2 without taking the system out? Most of the backups I have are on my Laptop, and it would just be a pain to transfer them over to my old desktop with only a 20GB hard drive.

    Some things I do have that may be of help is a large flash drive, a Ethernet crossover cable and a normal cat 5 cable, and some various USB cables.
     
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    The crossed cable method is a tad slow though.
     
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    How slow? Because I would have to transfer files over a Wireless network to an old Pentium II computer which has a old and slow hard drive, and then after transferring them over to the desktop, I have to then transfer them again to the PS2's hard drive (which only 128 of the 320 GB are detected, which will be a problem in the future)

    And I don't really have the extra money right now to buy a hard drive enclosure (And I still don't like taking my Hard Drive out, since its a western digital and barely fits)

    So how would I do it using a crossed cable method?
     
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    I tried it over our lan but 3hrs later
    I found it that it corrupted

    I just put the drive in my PC
    works the best
     
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    It takes on average about 45min to an hour per game for me.

    On the PS2, run a program called HDLD_SVR.ELF.
    On the PC, run a program called LordBoGaMi's HDL_Dump GUI.

    Then you choose the ISO you want to transfer and it'll do the rest.
    You can then choose that game from the HDAdvance menu.

    Go to www.ps2newz.net and register and read through their forums.
    There's a LOT of info to read, but you can also find those programs there.

    Another option is to burn the ISO to a rewriteable DVD disc, then use HDAdvance to "install" it from the disc to the hard drive.
     

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