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Adding a Harddrive to an older PS2

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by edhendric, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. edhendric

    edhendric Guest

    Hello all,

    First post here. I would like to know I want to put a hard drive in a friend's PS2. It is an older, larger size PS2. I have hard drives ranging from 4 gigs to all the way to 120 gigs. When I open the expansion port of the PS2 and slide the drive into it what cable do I need to plug it into the PS2 itself. And after I hook it in does it format the drive itself or do I have to do it myself???

    Thanks

    Ed
     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    you have to have a network adaptor, and NO the ps2 will not recognize it. What are you trying to do with the hd.
     
  3. edhendric

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    Thanks for the answer. Just trying to copy games to it etc....
     
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    you need either hd loader or hd advance to run games off the hd.
     
  5. edhendric

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    Is there somewhere I can read on how to do this. I am a novice to putting the drive into a ps2 and dont want to screw it up.

    Ed
     
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  7. edhendric

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    thanks for the info sly....i have been told it is much easier to mod a ps2 than an xbox. Is that true??

    Ed
     
  8. sly_61019

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    yes, since you have to ftp from the xbox to your computer. Your computer can read ps2 games. As for installing a modchip, its about the same.
     

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