Slim PS2 provide USB power?

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  1. macgamer
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    Just wondering if a Slim PS2's USB ports will power a portable HDD. Thanks.
     
  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    For what purpose?

    Do you mean to access somehow via the PS2, or do you mean one of those 'power to USB' cables, for powering a USB HDD connected to another computer/device?
     
  3. macgamer
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    For use by the PS2. I just don't know if the USB ports provide enough power for a HDD.
     
  4. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    hmmm ... what kind of external HDD? One of those dinky ones, or a large one?

    Also, what software were you wanting to use it with?
     
  5. macgamer
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    A 2.5" USB powered external portable drive.
     
  6. Bob Evil

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    Yeah, it'll have enough juice to run one of those ...

    EDIT : But what are you planning on using it for, can I ask?
     
  7. macgamer
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    Media center until I get a PS3... then just as a portable HDD (which is why I don't want a 3.5" drive).
     
  8. Joe88

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    the PS2 doesnt not have a built in media center
    even the homebrew one is pretty bad at playing video's and music
     
  9. jalaneme

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    on top of that reading a hard drive via usb on the ps2 is slow anyway, just wait till u get a ps3, much more easier.