Question about compatible SATA HDD boards on PS2's Sony's Network Adapter

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Ok, but are there already SATA-converted PS2 Sony Network Adapter for sale?
There are SATA converted official network adapters and there are third party SATA Network Adapters, which ironically don't have working network ports.

If you want to use SMB then make sure you get an official network adapter. Though really if you are going for SMB then a ps2 slim is much quieter.

I swapped from a fat ps2 with an internal drive to a slim over smb because of the noise (though back then I was also using SMS for watching movies).

I recently tried MX4SIO, but the one game I tend to play has major compatibility issues (you have to use a usb controller).
 
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There are SATA converted official network adapters and there are third party SATA Network Adapters, which ironically don't have working network ports.

If you want to use SMB then make sure you get an official network adapter. Though really if you are going for SMB then a ps2 slim is much quieter.

I swapped from a fat ps2 with an internal drive to a slim over smb because of the noise (though back then I was also using SMS for watching movies).

I recently tried MX4SIO, but the one game I tend to play has major compatibility issues (you have to use a usb controller).

What's SMS? Does OPL SMB have a storage limit?
 

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SMB has no size limit.

There are SATA converted official network adapters and there are third party SATA Network Adapters, which ironically don't have working network ports.

If you want to use SMB then make sure you get an official network adapter. Though really if you are going for SMB then a ps2 slim is much quieter.

I swapped from a fat ps2 with an internal drive to a slim over smb because of the noise (though back then I was also using SMS for watching movies).

I recently tried MX4SIO, but the one game I tend to play has major compatibility issues (you have to use a usb controller).

If using OPL via SMB and a USB device which has the games connected to my PC, may the latter go to sleep and if so may the games crash on the PS2, and if so, how to prevent the PC from sleeping?
 
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If using OPL via SMB and a USB device which has the games connected to my PC, may the latter go to sleep and the games crash on the PS2, and if so, how to avoid it?
I use a NAS, my NAS usually stays awake because there is enough activity (especially if the game streams music).
 

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I use a NAS, my NAS usually stays awake because there is enough activity (especially if the game streams music).

So, I guess if I disable sleep mode on Windows I won't have this problem or I may still have it since they're on an USB device and not on the PC's HDD?

Do you know if having some processes or hibernating Windows may make the games to crash on the PS2?
 

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Yes, though there might be a total game limit as it has to load all the names. Though if you get problems, raise a bug report.

If I disable sleep mode on Windows, games won't crash on the PS2 if using OPL by SMB or they may still crash since they're on an USB device connected to the PC and not on the PC's storage?

Do you know if having some processes or hibernating Windows may make the games to crash on the PS2 if using OPL by SMB?

Also, an advantage of SMB over PS2's HDD would be the former not doing so much noise as the latter but my PC already does a lot of noise when playing games via OPL by SMB.
 

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Do you know if having some processes or hibernating Windows may make the games to crash on the PS2 if using OPL by SMB?
It would be unable to load anything if you hibernate windows, but then I'm not sure why you would do that.

I think the worst problem you will get is stuttering during cut scenes, and potentially data loading slower over SMB
 

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It would be unable to load anything if you hibernate windows, but then I'm not sure why you would do that.

I think the worst problem you will get is stuttering during cut scenes, and potentially data loading slower over SMB

Would it be slower if playing from an USB device connected to the PC or directly from the PC?
 
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