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New to the PS2 world - Need help

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by toasterx, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. toasterx

    toasterx Member

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    Hey everyone. I am very new to the PS2 mod scene but am intrigued by the possibility of booting and playing games from a hard drive (ala xbox). I would do it in a heartbeat. I have a v1 PS2.

    I am pasting an article from last week by someone who was answered by IM, I think. Could someone please answer these questions in the thread? Thanks for your help on this.

    ToastX

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    i'm new here and i dont know nothing about ps2 hard drive. i have a couple of questions maybe u guys can help me
    1 - do i need a modchip in order to install a HD?
    2 - can i go to any computer store and buy any HD or do i need to buy a HD designed just for the ps2?
    3 - where can i find a how to install guide?
     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    1. you need a sony ps2 network adapter
    2. any hd will work, 120gigs is a good size and maxtor are the most compatible (western digital wont work)
    3. you need to buy hd advance http://www.hdadvance.com
    4. you don't need a mod
     
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  3. toasterx

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    Thanks Sly. HDAdvances' FAQ says that you need to have one of there discs inserted in order to boot and see the drive. Is there any way around this using a mod? Can this setup with HDAdvance work with backups as well as regular PS2 discs?

    Thanks again for the help. I really want to MAX out this thing and get the most options available today. This is why I am thinking of the mod chip but don't know enough about it on the PS2 to make an informed decision. This is why I was looking for a good source for an install guide and anything else I may need to read first.
     
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    Yeah, it works for originals and backups (they should give you a slide card with your order). Yes, to use the hd, you have to load the hd advance first every time.
     
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    how much does it cost a month to go online on ps2
     
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    thanz
     

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