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Thread: Help!! Modding a PS2

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    Busyman™'s Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!
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    Is there any way of hooking up an external HD to the PS2 and ripping games to it like the Xbox can do?

    edit: sorry I don't about an external with the Xbox but I want an external with the PS2.
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    I've been doing a little research on this, I've noticed USB Extreme that you would need for the slimline versions, it allows you to use a USB hard drive for ripping games to.

    If you have one of the brick editions then you can use HDAdvance which I've seen in action and it works well.

    Compatibilty wise HDAdvance seems to come out on top, the reviews I've read for USB Extreme are not that flattering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    I've been doing a little research on this, I've noticed USB Extreme that you would need for the slimline versions, it allows you to use a USB hard drive for ripping games to.

    If you have one of the brick editions then you can use HDAdvance which I've seen in action and it works well.

    Compatibilty wise HDAdvance seems to come out on top, the reviews I've read for USB Extreme are not that flattering.
    OIC.

    PSTwo ($130) + HDAdvance Enabler ($30) + 120GB HD ($50)

    $210 Swap Magic + Slide Card ($30) = $240

    Not bad since the PS2 has a shitload of games.

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    I thought you already had a modded PS2.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I thought you already had a modded PS2.
    That's Xbox.

    For the PS2 I have a shitload of bought games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    I've been doing a little research on this, I've noticed USB Extreme that you would need for the slimline versions, it allows you to use a USB hard drive for ripping games to.

    If you have one of the brick editions then you can use HDAdvance which I've seen in action and it works well.

    Compatibilty wise HDAdvance seems to come out on top, the reviews I've read for USB Extreme are not that flattering.
    OIC.

    PSTwo ($130) + HDAdvance Enabler ($30) + 120GB HD ($50)

    $210 Swap Magic + Slide Card ($30) = $240

    Not bad since the PS2 has a shitload of games.
    isnt pstwo the slim one?
    You cant put a harddrive in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™ View Post

    OIC.

    PSTwo ($130) + HDAdvance Enabler ($30) + 120GB HD ($50)

    $210 Swap Magic + Slide Card ($30) = $240

    Not bad since the PS2 has a shitload of games.
    isnt pstwo the slim one?
    You cant put a harddrive in that.
    Can't you just use an enclosure?

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    Not from what I've read, you'll need an older PS2 for that. So basically you can't use HD Advance with the newer PS2s and the USBExtreme things has a crappy compatibility rate and stutters on some in-game movies. Though if you already have an external drive it might be worth the £15...

    I might have to go the Swap Magic route after all, though I'm not sure if the prices you quoted are correct.

    $210 Swap Magic + Slide Card ($30) = $240
    It's like £20-£30 over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    Not from what I've read, you'll need an older PS2 for that. So basically you can't use HD Advance with the newer PS2s and the USBExtreme things has a crappy compatibility rate and stutters on some in-game movies. Though if you already have an external drive it might be worth the £15...

    I might have to go the Swap Magic route after all, though I'm not sure if the prices you quoted are correct.

    $210 Swap Magic + Slide Card ($30) = $240
    It's like £20-£30 over here.
    Sorry bad edit. Added altogether it's 240.

    Swap Magic + Slide Card is only $30.

    I just don't like the fact of having to burn every game.

    I have an older PS2 and I've been reading that the HDAdvance has some compatibility problems also.

    It looks like my Xbox is the easiest to use for getting free games.

    1. Rent game
    2. Pop into Xbox
    3. Rip game
    4. Return game

    The games play flawlessly.

    I was hoping there was some way of doing the same with the PS2.
    The good thing is that many games are online and DVD+/-Rs cost shit now.
    Last edited by Busyman™; 01-10-2007 at 03:53 AM.

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    Does anyone know if rewritable disks will work with the PS2 and Swap Magic, or am I just being silly?

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