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USB iso to Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by krehator, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. krehator

    krehator Member

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    I know this has probably been asked but my search hasn't come up with good answers.

    One of the things that has always annoyed my is having to pull out the internal HD on my fat PS2 to install an ISO. Yes, I could do it over the network but it is slow. My DVD laser is long gone, so throwing in the disc isn't possible.

    Using Ulaunch file browsing I can see every storage device plugged into the system and the files on each. So what I am about to ask must be "possible". Has an app or method been created to dump an ISO image from a connected USB drive to the HD for use by HDLoader? Seems strange that I've never seen one.

    I'd just like to accomplish the entire transfer at the PS2 instead of getting a PC involved. I have all of my games backed up on an external HD. It just makes sense to connect it to the PS2 and transfer.
     
  2. smokyrain

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    No there is still no app, that would allow you to copy an ISO image to the PS2 hdd in hdd format.

    There is however a way to copy ISO's to the hdd in a partion created, then make a folder called DVD and copy the ISO to that folder named DVD

    The newer revisions of OPL - Opn PS2 Ldr

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62141&page=143

    You would have to compile the latest revision though as its not release publicly

    I have tested this and it works from HDD, Network on PC, and USB

    The ISO's files have to be named correctly though in order for it too work

    There is a tool also for this if placed in the DVD folder

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?p=489480&highlight=fixiso#post489480

    Basic instructions

    Steps to do:

    1. create a "CD" directory inside your PS2SMB directory, put your ISO CD images there
    2. create a "DVD" directory inside your PS2SMB directory, put your ISO DVD images there
    3. copy (or use symbolic link in linux) your ISOs files in the corresponding folders
    4. Now you must rename your iso to match the following requirement:

    GAME_CODE.GAME_NAME.iso

    GAME_CODE is the unique code identifying a game, ex: SCUS_587.46
    GAME_NAME is the game name, you can put whatever you want, the name must be max 32 characters.

    Example:

    PS2SMB/DVD/
    SLES_553.45.Quantum Of Solace.iso
    SCES_507.60.Ico.iso
    SCUS_973.99.God Of War.iso

    Now if you want the ISO on hdd, you need to use uLe to create a partion on the hdd, using hdd manager
    Say I created mine called OPL, because that is the name used to be able to use Cover ART etc for the OPL loader.
    So now instead of PS2SMB as above, you would create the DVD and CD folders in your OPL partition on the hdd.
    This also works for USB, but only ISO game images under 4GB

    To compile the OPL, you need to read this thread

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63778 or this one

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63415

    The last link is the one I use.

    If you can't compile, then you would have to wait for a new release.
     
  3. krehator

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    Seems so odd that this never got created. Oh well.

    So this method you are talking about launches the ISO's from the partition?
     
  4. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    Yes it is. Winhiip 1.7.6 was really just the best solution and fastest to convert ISO to the PS2 hdd format

    And yes the method I describe above will let you load ISO images from the hdd partition.
     

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