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?
Re: I want to connect external hard disk to my PS2
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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If your PS2 is made pre-2009 (has a manufacturer number less than 9xxxxxxxx) then you can use a bootloader to unlock the USB and hardrive to play "backed up" games and AVI movies.
You will need on of these things: 1) an original copy of 007 Agent Under Fire or an original PS1 game, to use as a "trigger" disk. 2) a original copy of Gameshark, SwapMagic, or CodeBreaker for PS2 (DL'ed copies wont work)
and you will need: 1) a memory card plugged into your PS2 slot 1 2) a USB drive
Now do this:
Load the boatloader ELF file from a burner "backup copy" of your 007 disk (using the "disk swap trick" on your "sensor-modded" PS2. I used ESR Disk Patcher and Apache V1.1 to alter the TOC values of the ELF file and "patch" the ISO file before burning, and I used the disk swap trick after playing level one of the game, saving, and then loading the "driving level" (level 2).
OR use SwapMagic or similar tool to load the bootloader. You can find Youtube videos detailing this process.
Install Free McBoot onto your memcard using the bootloader. You can use the "noobie package", use google to find this and put the files onto yor USB card. Voila! Now you can play AVI files or "backed up" games from USB or hard-drive, among other fun things.
it depends on what type of Ps2 you are using.. the model varies depending if it has space for hard disk storage.. i have here multiple models of it where you converted it to play the game to the hard disk
This may be because DVD movies have a reigion code on the disk and on a pirated disk this code may be removed. When the ps2 fails to find the code, it aborts playing the disk. I believe the regional lockout for games (which i assume you have disabled) is a different system to DVD lockouts.
But for the solution , if your console is modded for playing pirated games, then any of the soldered wire through the modded chip may be disconnected or may be loosen. The soldering sometimes gets off the connections(the soldering guy may be ignorant) . So check your ps2.
Did you remove the anti static solder blob (point) on your new laser with a soldering iron and solder wick prior to installing it? The symptons your explaining indicate that point is still intact, If so you will need to carefully remove it first then reinstall the laser and try again.