Is my dream possible? (NTSC Library on a Single HDD)

blazingwolf Apr 5, 2019.

  1. blazingwolf
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    I've got Free HDBoot running thanks to some help here. And I want to prepare for my next step. I have the entire NTSC Library backed up to my internal HDDs. It's going to take a 4TB HDD to hold it all.

    My questions are:

    1. Will the PS2/OPL read a 4TB HDD? I am using a Gamestar HDD adapter if that matters.

    2. WinHIIP has a 255 game limit, is there another way to load games to the HDD that circumvents this 255 game limit?
     
  2. veggav

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    This is a poor solution. PS1 games on a PS2 using OPL will run over emulation, and a poorly made emulator.
    It uses an emulator named POPs that where made back in the day by Sony for one particular game and got tweaked by others to run more games. Still far from a good solution.
    Actually a small pc would give you a more accurate solution.

    If you still want to go the PS2 route you can buy this:
    https://www.amazon.com/PS2USB2-0-USB2-0-network-adapter-console-Android/dp/B07H7R23S2

    Not avaliable and I can't find it on ebay anymore. I got mine last year.
    It will give you an alternative OPL version and it can read FAT32 USB sticks and ISO files without the need for a partition for each game.
    Not exactly sure about GUI game limit but since this is making a bridge between it's usb 2.0 and the ethernet connection. It actually has a CI inside that does it.


    My take, if I wanted the entire PS1 library would be using a real PS1 console and the PSIO and a 500+GB SD card.
    This would fit half the NTSC PS1 library. You can get two.
    You would be getting zero lag, no emulation and fast loading.
    I have one and recommend it.
     
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    I'm talking about the NTSC PS2 Library, I have a chipped PS1 for PS1 games. I would like to get a PSIO in the future but I don't have the soldering skills for it yet. But I'm just curious if theres another way to load games besides WinHIP, if the PS2 will read a 4TB drive that is my only other obstacle.

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    Perfect, thanks! I'll either have to strip out the dated Madden's/NCAA's/FIFA sports games from the collection or go a two HDD route which is kinda clunky. Good to know I can get around the limit!
     
  5. veggav

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    Sorry I think I'm sleep.

    I've heard the max the PS2 can actually read is 750GB, even using a larger hard drive.
    Your best bet would be using a computer server, a raspberry pi can do it, and have several shares over SMB to the PS2 and play your games over LAN.
     
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    I wonder who out there has marathon played the 14 annual FIFA's. The last two NTSC versions are mostly found in Latin America.
     
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    PS2 pops emulation is crap for PS1.

    Your better off getting a stack of Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs, burn the redump sets, and install a new laser from Ebay to use on real PS1 hardware.

    Or get a PSIO and use split SD cards. I use a 512gb and 256GB cards to hold my sets i use.

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    You can use a 2TB on a PS2.
     
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    Quick question thats semi related, the ps3 can emulate ps1 and psp games right? And is it any good?
     
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    PS1 Classics Emulator Compatibility List

    PSP Emulator Compatibility List
     
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