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I want to connect external hard disk to my PS2

I have both slimline as well as old model PS2, many times I use the pirated (copy) CDs to play the games. Playing games through the CD take a lot of time for loading and many times it shows a disk error too. So I have decided to connect an external hard disk to one of my PS2 by which I can play some of my favourite games again and again without any CD and its loading preblem. I heard that the slimline model dont support the hard disk but the old model can support hard disk very well. Can you explain me how can I connect an external hard disk to my old model PS2 ? what kind of hardware and software I will required in order to do this ? there are some softwares in market like HD loader and HD advance which is more better ? and how can I store games directly into hard disk using my PS2?

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  • joybabon23 Feb 14, 2009

    how do i connect a hard drive to my ps2 for playing games directly without the games dvds.

  • nayanborse Mar 08, 2009

    how can i connect Hard disk to PS2 and how to load games on that harddisk

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I want to connect external hard disk to my PS2

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What is the better price for playstation 2 harddrive

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Once you've installed the utility drivers, the HDD offers a number of features and enhancements to the PlayStation 2 that are quite useful. Just like a memory card or media disc, the HDD appears on the system browser. You can access the HDD, like any other object in the browser, to view data, execute programs, or delete data. Installing and deleting data from the HDD is identical to completing the same operation on a PC, except you'll hold a Dual Shock 2 controller in your hands instead of tapping a keyboard.

  • Highs: Minimizes the need for memory cards; Ensures plenty of room for downloadable content; Allows for faster loading times; Titles that will take advantage of the HDD have been announced.
  • Lows: Pricey at $99; Must be used with a Network Adaptor, which increases the HDD's total cost.
  • Verdict: The PlayStation 2 HDD is a solid peripheral that dedicated PlayStation 2 users surely shouldn't be without.
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