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How to fit a WD drive into sony's network adapater?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by yk890, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. yk890

    yk890 Member

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    I have a perfectly fine 80gb WD drive lying around and it just misses the network slots by a tiny bit , is there some modification I can so that it fits? I really don't want to spend 100 for another hardrive..:(
     
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    Take off the metal plate on the Network adaptor. Once that is off you need a torx 6 i think it is. You can get them at any hardware store real cheap. Unscrew the power plug with the torx 6 and it will fit. I have a WD also.
     
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    god bless you that did it :)
     
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    Now that your drive fits in there how do you get hdloader/hdadvance to recognize it?

    I had this problem all weekend where either program would tell me that the drive is not there, when it actually was.
     
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    Did you try doing a ps2 format on your pc first using winhiip?
     
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    Well I gave up on the WD a few days ago and tried that last night with a 160gb Maxtor. It still isn't recognized by the PS2, so I'll try it now with the WD and see where that gets me.
     
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    what is a 'WD harddrive" ??
     
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    Western Digital
     
  9. yk890

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    Did you guys remember to set the drive as master? you can
    do that by removing the pin from the back , it's small and
    white or follow the directions from the drive manufacterer. I
    think since you guys had it connected to your pc fro winihp it
    was set to slave.

    Btw I hate sony , it took me 6 hardware stores to find a size 6
    corx scew driver ;(

    but everything done it work beutifully.
     
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