The PS3 didn't even use SATA 3, it was SATA 2 I believe... so even the PS3 left SSD performance on the table. I'm guessing the PS2 is capped at the IDE bus of 66MB/s, which is fast enough for games to load. Still faster than the DVD drive, anyway. And random seek times are when the harddrive head has to jump to random places to get the correct data from the spinning disk. Usually measured in milliseconds, so the end user might not even notice the difference between an HDD and an SSD, but the lack of drive noise will be apparent.
I think the HDD I bought for the PS3 was SATA 3, but does that have nothing to do with that since you were talking about the SATA board and not its HDD?
That's why I asked if the PS2 would take full advance of a SSD. Maybe even the PS3 wouldn't? And what if modifying the PS2's and the PS3's IDE/SATA boards, would they take?
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