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PS2 slim and fat

Discussion in 'PS2' started by redneckab, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. redneckab

    redneckab Member

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    I have both a slim v12 and a fat older ps2 not sure the version.

    What I would like to do is install a hdd on both I have done alot of research on this site and other sites now some say with a hdd there is no need for a modchip but on the other side of the coin there are others that say you still need a modchip.For the slim Ps2 I was thinking of going with the hdcombo unless it can be done with an external.
    So with an HDD is a modchip still required and if so what would be the best alternative for a modchip(I am looking for as little soldering as possible)

    TIA
     
  2. simmo2302

    simmo2302 Regular member

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    slim ps2 has to use external hdd, as there is no expansion bay for a internal one.

    fat ps2 can have an ide hdd connected via ps2 network adapter.

    slim ps2 has to have a usb hdd connected via usb port, or has to have a ide hdd in a usb enclosure. making sure that either usb option is usb v1.1 compatible not just 2.0.

    as for the program to use, i cant remember if there is 1 for both applictions (just woke up so memory is still a bit fuzzy)

    you may have to use usbadvance/extreme for slim
    any hdcombo or hdadvance for fat.

    just read up on the applications and see which ones support usb, u may get lucky and find 1 program that supports both.

    hope this helps
     
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    simmo2302 Regular member

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    oh, and yes a modchip is the easier way.

    otherwise u have to load of a retail disc like swap magic, etc and either swap discs to the program that will use which ever hdd u r using or will load the elf that will do the same.
     
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    neil0337 Regular member

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    the slim ps2 will require external hdd and internal hdd for fat ps2.i dont like mod so i keep internal hdd easier to use.store all my games in one place....
     

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