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PS2 HDD

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Hi, I am interested in buying a hard drive for my fat PS2. I already have the network adapter, but dont know where to buy the drive.

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Q1: Can somebody give me a link to a site where i can order the Sony 40GB Drive? And can I get it at a store like Best Buy?

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One of my purposes to getting this drive is to save a few games on it.

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Q2: Will I be able to use the hard drive with my desktop PC to access the files on it without opening up my comp? This is since I wish to put the game in the computer and drag the files in the drive.

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Q3: Can i simply put the game in the ps2 and save it to the hard drive through the browser? This might include music CDs, a few DVDs, and Flash Drive stuff.

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Alas, my last question:

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Q4: Can I access the internet with the network adapter without PS2 Linux? Or is it strictly for online gaming?

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Please Reply by stating the question number you are answering to, its a lot easier.

Thanks for your help

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1) You don't need the Sony one. You can use any IDE hd (I've got a 120gb on mine). You can format it from you pc with available tools or from the PS2 with hdloader (what I'm assuming your using)

2) You can but the network transfer of files is extremely slow. It's worth it to open it up and transfer a game in 5 minutes or less rather than wait an 30min or more for it to transfer over the network. As for putting the games on the drive it's not as simple as drag and drop. Basically the game becomes it's own partition. The software you use on the pc or ps2 handle everything easily though. The best tools are hdl_dump for linux and winhiip for windows.

3) Yes, the program used for storing games lets you just stick in a game and copy it. While movies, dvds, and music can't be saved the same way you can create a partition on the drive for storing whatever files you want however because of the slow speed of transfer files between pc and ps2 big stuff like dvds isn't worth the time of transferring and besides theres no way to watch it on the ps2.

4) There is no browser available however if you get PS2Linux installed then you can but hdloader and ps2linux can be installed on the same drive. Oddly enough there was 1 browser released in japan but it only worked with usb 56k modems.

Hope that helped

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That browser did not work with usb ethernet? I have a memory of using it with one before. I know I played Tony Hawk online with that adapter.

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That browser did not work with usb ethernet? I have a memory of using it with one before. I know I played Tony Hawk online with that adapter.

Your right I just checked and there was another EGBROWSER called EGBROWSER BB that supported ethernet. I had had only used the normal one which only support usb dial up.

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where can i order EGBrowser BB? like, without ordering on a japenese site?

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