PS2 HDD Iso Loader

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by SpaceJump, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I have a slim PStwo and a HDD and seeing how good the Wii USB Loader works, I thought why not try it with the PS2 too.

    But I have two questions:
    - Does Iso Loading from HDD works with the slim PStwo?
    - The PS2 has only USB 1.1, does this result in slowdowns?

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. Joe88

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    HD loading greatly favors regular ps2's or phat ps2's as you would call them

    slim PS2 only have the options of

    buying a very expensive internal hard drive mod kit which requires soldering
    or using a USB hard drive, but there are a lot of problems

    1) horrible compatibility (something below 50% with USB Advance compared to HD Loader's 95%)
    2) slow
    3) the software used isnt updated anymore

    if you still wanna go through with it then
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/250563
     
  3. WiiPower

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    I wonder how fast the firewire ports of the ps2 are. Does anybody know more?
     
  4. xist

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    Slower than USB 1.1 and only available on the first iterations of the PS2. Plus no HDD software has ever been developed to utilise them because of those facts.
     
  5. WiiPower

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    How comes? The slowest firewire standard has a transfer rate of 100 BMit/s, that's more than 12MB/s, while usb1.1 is somewhere around 1 MB/s.