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Cheap ass gamer

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by damodmann, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. damodmann

    damodmann Member

    Feb 10, 2007
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    Hey everyone.

    I guess I could be classified as a "cheap ass gamer".

    The thing is that I have a slim PS2, and i want to use USB advance.
    The problem is that that's very hard to do without an internal or an external hard drive.

    At first, I was going to buy an ext. HDD. I saw a Western Digital 80GB MyBook for 64.99 (NewEgg).

    But my cheap ass gamer senses kicked in, and I searched some more.

    I looked some more, and found a 160GB internal HDD for 52.99, and an enclosure for 10.99 (together that's 63.99, cheaper AND more memory than the other alternative).

    I was wondering if the interface really mattered.
    As you probably know, I'm on a really REALLY tight budget.

    Should I go with the new SATA interface, or the traditional IDE/PATA?

    What are the pros of the two?
    What are the cons?
    I wanna know so I get the most bang for my buck.

    (Note: The deal found above with the internal HDD and the enclosure are both for IDE)
  2. Noamos

    Noamos Regular member

    Jan 12, 2005
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    well you have a slim ps2 so yoour limited to what you can do you wiil need an extrnal hdd, memory card exploit, and/or swapmagic with magic keys(it will cost money).
  3. simmo2302

    simmo2302 Regular member

    Feb 17, 2007
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    i ave a funny feeling that i read somwhere that sata wont work.

    i need a ide drive in a usb housing (housing must b usb1.1 compatible, not just usb2.0)

    or u need to buy a usb hdd (much more expensive)

    i priced these a while ago and it would be

    $300AUD for 500Gb Western digital usb extenal hdd (smaller usb hdd's wernt much cheaper)
    $100AUD for 160Gb ide hdd and $30AUD for usb casing

    even if u dont use australian dollars (AUD) its plain to see which is the cheaper option.

    just a side note aswell, usb advance (the "free cracked" version of usbextreme) doesnt like some hdd's, and is only compatible with about 5-25% of all games so expect ALOT of failures.

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