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New PSTwo and HD Loader

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by arcticice, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. arcticice

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    Can any one confirm whether or not there is any, any way of using hd loader on the new pstwo. I mean, it doesn't have a hard drive slot. Can you use a usb hard drive. if so, what one? any ideas welcome. thanks
     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    they are working on a program to let you use an external hd.
     
  3. arcticice

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    how ;ong until this is ready then
     
  4. arcticice

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    how long until this is ready then
     
  5. JoshBosh

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    Would there be much point? Unless the USB ports onboard are USB2 it wouldent bear thinking about. What speeds do the hard drives operate at? ATA33? The MAX usb can operate at is 12Mb/s, and thats only in bursts, although if its USB2, fair enough, just adds an extra £30 (proberly $40us) for an USB2 enclosure.
    Here is me, in hope its USB2 :)
     
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    nope, its only usb 1.1. It only has to run as fast as the game would, not full hd speed.
     
  7. arcticice

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    so whats better, getting a chipped PSTwo or a older ps2 with hd loader?
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    an older ps2 with a chip. Hd loader isn't that good, and the new pstwo has problems with modchips.
     
  9. xSuRgEx

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    iam not sure if the new pstwo is USB 2, but do you really think that the developers of HDloader would make there new version USB compatible, it don't make sense to produce a program that works with slow hardware like USB 1.

    But I suppose it's always possible to use some kind of NAS Network attached storage. Which is just a hdd connected to a computer system via network cable.

    Then we have to find a way of connecting this to the PSTwo.

    It might be possible to have a small server on your PC and connect the PSTwo to your pc by network cable and run the games that way with the HD loader running from the pstwo , getting the games from the Sony HDD Or what ever hdd u want. Inside the pc


    sorry if the above sounds confusing
     
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    on a post in this thread someone said that the new slim ps2 had problems with a mod chip, I would just like to say that I got a modded slim ps2 with a DMS 4 chip inside and it works fine.
     
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    some people are having problems with the new pstwo burning out the laser when they install a chip.
     
  12. arcticice

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    i was just about to order a pre modded pstwo with dms4 pro? should i proceed or not?
     
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    you may want to wait just a little bit until they get the problem fixed.
     
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    Hi, I'm just wondering if you use the swap disc with the pstwo instead of a chip, can the laser still go bad as well? Thanks
     
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    The PStwo does have USB2 (look for the specs, it's listed)
     
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    Its just like SLY said. The PSTWO will still run at a lower speed. But that doesnt really matter since a lot of people only install games for their convenience, not really for loading times. And an external hd will cost more too. I would suggest getting hdloader but not for the new slim PS2. It really depends what you want to do though. Id say get hdloader only for the old PS2. You can play games for convenience, it can play imports, and burned games. Just use pc programs to add games to the hard drive.
     

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