copy playstation 2 games to the hard drive

ps2

using a standard ata/ide hard drive (up to 120 gb) and a tools like hdloader and hdadvance you can copy all your playstation games to the drive, which makes them load faster and will cut down on wear-n-tear on the discs. just make sure you’re just doing this with the games you own.

Comments

  1. jason says:

    Can you transfer files from the computer to the ps2.Can you also transfer files from the ps2 to the computer?

  2. Hi there, i’v read the article and it truly possible to jacka harddrive with your ps2. I’ve done it so far and its pretty clear that playing games without the disc is MUCH FASTER than normal.

    And PS: also check the site that i provided for ps2 download links. This site is cool man

  3. hj says:

    G’day,

    I have a PS2 game and i tried to burn as usual using Alcohol 120, I created the image no problem, however the image is 6 gig and is too big to fit on a normal size disk? Is there any way of shrinking the image size or is it possible to use a normal burner to burn this image onto a double layer DVD? Cheers

  4. greg Chabala says:

    haha lol roflmao

    Everyone else that has posted in here is a total noob. Don’t post stupid questions on two year old blogs. Grow some balls and go find the answers to your questions.

  5. Baris says:

    Hey i wanted to know how can i hook my hd up to my comp without formating it because i already have games on it

  6. rhys says:

    wot software do u use to get on ur hdd can u download it from the internet and wot cd do u need to copy the file down

  7. Elbarfo says:

    google is your friend. So is a spellchecker…

  8. JAY says:

    i have a 120GB hdd and installed it to my ps2, but the ps2 is not recognizing it, i also have hd avdvance v3.0 and obviously if my ps2 doesn’t recognize the hdd than i can’t use hd advance. Help me out, i have read before that if the hdd doesn’t work then i need to get a new hdd or a new network adapter. How do I make the hdd work without having to purchase anything new, i would like to try this in a friends house but none of my friends have network adapters.

    PLEASE HELP!!!! THANKS!

  9. kurt says:

    i like you to give me tips on how can i download games to my ps2 hdd

  10. Zustin662 says:

    PS2 Slimline guide: external USB hard drive & game playing (NO CHIP REQ’D)
    —————————————————
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/348187

  11. Claire says:

    I’m trying to get Madagascar and Spyro – Hero’s Tail work from a hard disk but neither of them load. How can they be hacked?

  12. WAzir says:

    please can you tell me how to copy a PS2 game using the sonic software? and what procedures i have to go through. cheerz

  13. vicky says:

    i want to know how to enable the game after loading because its not opening after its downloaded please let me know how to play

  14. trance16 says:

    IM CURIOUS TO WHAT THE STEPS ARE in fromatting the hd to the ps2 required format. are there any alternatives to hdloader or hd advance? can you also give a me a step by step process to getting everything to work properly on the fatboy ps2 with a store bought 80gig HD including what programs i will need and how to set them up. This WOULD REALLY HELP me out. Thanks in advance. My email adress is trance16@aol.com Title the email PS2 HDD please. Thanks

    trance16@aol.com

  15. antwan says:

    i have several questions…can i use a hard drive with out a network adapter and can i play the games and saved games off the harddrive…can i use a portable USB hard drive on my PS2 thank u,
    Antwan

  16. antwan says:

    please get back to me soon, i am in desperate help…i also have a modded ps2if that helps at all,thnx
    Soccerblueps2@sbcglobal.net

  17. stelios says:

    How can I copy PS2 games to Hard disk after I can play it. I used HDloader to read HD in PS2.
    Hope reply to my e-mail: stelios_chris@yahoo.com

  18. Blinky says:

    hey i am trying to add a HDD to my slimline ps2 with no mods can i do this or do i need to get it modded before i try and do plz email me at poison_hunter@hotmail.com ty heaps

  19. robert says:

    what can i do if the adapter dosnt fit my harddrives ide

  20. Unknownphoenix316 says:

    OK irealize by this point im dumb but as others have asked how do you connect your Hdd hub to a computer this is all for the sake of puttin songs to GH2 and i need to know this step before i continue thanx Email:
    Unknownphoenix316@yahoo.com

  21. mirza says:

    hi there can u plz tel me the rpocedure to use hdd wid ps2 how can i do that n what r the steps thx

  22. gil says:

    Hi. I heard that just like there is Swap Magic to play PS2 games without having to install a mod chip there was also a boot-cd that you could use to play games on the PSX. I don’t know the name of it nor if it is still comercialized but i think that it would work on the PS2, at least on the slim one since you can open the lid without the PS2 detecting it. Does anybody know anything about this?

  23. Danial says:

    My PS2 goes on but doesnt show a picture or sound on my tv

  24. Rajiv says:

    Hi,

    I am using PS2. By the request of me my vendor attached a hard drive with that. He loaded all the games in my HDD. I want to copy that all the games into another HDD by the help of computer.
    Can you please tell me how it is possible?
    Is it like a copy from one HDD to another or is there any different way to do this.
    Thanks

  25. 321 says:

    hey i need help wit hacking my ps2 how do u put the hard drive in the ps2

    so can someone send me step by step of how to do it

    dontayrv@yahoo.com

  26. stolli says:

    Hi all,

    Just to let you know HD-Loader patched 0.8 from sks-apps. will work with 500 gig HDD.
    Best to use a Maxstor Drive since your ps2 network adapter power & IDE connectors will slide right in.

    So Long…

  27. omni says:

    Use Imgburn for to create image then use nero to burn image at 4x speed to make ur ps2 game more stable

  28. anthony says:

    is it possible to do this with a slim ps2?
    i will probly never come back to this site again cuz it’s a result i found with google, so email me.
    slipknotman5000@comcast.net

  29. rydwan yakuza says:

    How do i add a Hard Disk to my PS2?

  30. chad says:

    how can i copy ps1 games onto ps2 hard drive?

  31. Rodel Briones says:

    I have successfully installed images into the hard disk using winhiip. I created the images using dvddecrypter. During copying of image into hard disk, there is “MODE1, MODE2 and MODE3″ that can be highlighted. Which ones should I choose? I have tried using 1, 2 and 3 by itself, combination of 1,2,3. The games still does not play on the PS2 unit. It is recognized that the file/game is already in the hard disk because it lists it upon loading the HDL, but when you press to play, just blank screen on tv. What do you think is the problem?

  32. pintu sidhu says:

    i wanted to know….how can hook up a hard drive that comes out of any desktop(computer)to ur ps2….if so how u do it…

  33. Tyler says:

    Okay seriously ppl.. this is simple –>

    Step 1: Get 1 PS2 Network Adapter – Get 1 IDE HDD (Make sure it fits the network adapter) – Get 1 HD Loader PS2 Software (Very cheap)

    Step 2 – Copying the Game Over: Okay you have 2 choices here…. the first one is to put the hard drive in the back of the PS2 where it has the plate you can remove, you connect the hard drive to the network adapter and slide it in there and connect it… Then you pop in the HD Loader… It will probably have a user agreement, and ask you if you would like to format it… Click yes for both.. then you go over to add game, you type in the name,then it tells you to take out the hd loader disk and pop in the game disk, and it copies over… this takes a long process.. about an hour to an hour and a half.. depending on the game size (there is also a problem, make sure your using a non gold sided disk, this means multi layers, and it only reads the one layer)

    Now there is a second method – Copying with pc.. and this works for multi layered, and also is alot FASTER!!!!

    Buy a USB Enclose (10-25$ Max) make sure it supports IDE hard drives) Pop in your hard drive… plug that in… Then search google for a program called WinHiip (pc version of HD loader) Then download or create a iso of the game you wanna copy using DVD Decrypter (Freeware). After that open up winhiip (its a zip file, and no installation needed) select your drive it should say Drive 1 (PS2) and the main drive should say Drive 0 (PC) (for it to be a ps2 drive it has to been in the PS2 and use HD Loader cause it makes it a special drive) Then you want to select add image, which you don’t even have to make an ISO but it is faster then doing it straite from the drive… then after you select the ISO file click start, then you get to name it after you click start.. just like you would with HD Loader on the PS2… it takes like 2 minutes to copy over. Remove the hard drive from the USB enclosure and pop it into the ps2 and load up HD Loader..

    I’m telling you… use the second copying method… SO MUCH FASTER!!! and that way you can play games you downloaded without ever having to mod your ps2.. or ever waste a Blank DVD…

    I downloaded the WHOLE Dot Hack Series ( 7 Games) and they all worked fine… since they were all ISO files..

    If you would like me to explain it better… email me at

    Badblindboy13@comcast.net (PREFERED)
    or
    Badblindboy13@hotmail.com

    –TYLER

  34. Brandon says:

    I re-partitioned my PS2 40 GB HDD for my PC and now it no longer works in my PS2. Is there a way to take the HDD and change it back? I, also, would like step by step instructions on copying PSOne/PS2 games to the PS2 HDD to play. Believe it or not, it could actually save me from owing out a lotta money to some people. Reply @ electrik_head69@yahoo.com. It will be VERY appreciative.

  35. eugene says:

    i have a haddisk . pls can you tell me how to connect it and install games on it

  36. zayar says:

    how to install playstation2 hard disk on computer??
    please answer me…….
    Have a nice day

  37. BlizzardDemon says:

    Its an IDE hard drive, there are two ways of installing it through your computer. Internally as a secondary/slave (don’t forget to switch the dip to slave if you go that route) or a $10 usb to HDD cord. Which I wouldn’t recommend using with a usb 1.1 port as it’ll be slow as christ, 2.0 is the way to go.

  38. BlizzardDemon says:

    Oh and I forgot to mention, windows will only recognize the hard drive as a physical device and not a hard drive once its been formatted in HD Loader, or another PS2 iso loading partition. You need a program called WinHIIP to read,install, and maintenance the hard drive. Google it, itll be easy to find.

  39. jenbe says:

    How will i copy ps2 games from my pc to my ps2 Harddisk

  40. BlAkE FoReVeR says:

    Thanks a lot dude

    and the second method does it require a boot loader softwares like

    ps2 boot loader or anything like that

  41. marshon says:

    please email me how this work and does the hard drive come in the ps2

  42. gasman316 says:

    I know that this is a very old site, but catch this.
    Step 1. buy a 40GB hdd from where ever you can scrounge it up in the world (It’s pretty hard, they stopped making them a few months after they started).

    Step 2. Buy an internet adapter for $40 at bestbuy.

    Step 3. google search for “hdloader” or “hdadvance” You know, the two programs you looked past in the top of the screen, and you should come across a website

    http://www.hdloader.net/

    YES, you HAVE to order it. OR if your very web knowledgable, you might be able to find it. Both hdloader and hdadvance have their draw backs, off the top of my head, I cant remmember JACK.

    Hope i helped,
    Your high schooler friend from some godforsaken country town in Minnesota.

  43. Krist says:

    hi!
    i just want to ask.. how to put a music video to the my ps2 hard disk… is their any converter??? not so sure cause i dont no much of computer programs…. pls… email me…asap.. :D
    TY!

  44. naeem says:

    i want to knew that how t install hdd into your ps2 and add games in your hdd pls help me

  45. ayas says:

    I can’t play WE 10 in external hdd ps2, when i choose this game.. on tv just blank
    how install Wining Eleven 10 to external hdd,

  46. max says:

    my we attach projector with ps2

  47. max says:

    again
    please
    hurry
    we can attach projector with ps2 explain me hurry

  48. langtubuon says:

    co ai biet noi tien viet ko bay tui cai

  49. james says:

    bye

  50. james says:

    you all stink of lots of poo

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