Playstation Hard Drive

Posted on 2004-11-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-29
Hello I have a 120 gb Mastor Hard Drive for my Playstation 2 hard drive. I have found out that I cannot download a new map for Socom II because I do not have a Sony Hard Drive. Just wondering how they know I don't have a sony Hard Drive and if its software preinstalled on the hard drive wouldn't it be logical that I could copy the software from an official Sony Hard drive to my drive. I know this isn't a computer issue but the gammers post tend to leave good logical answers out.

Question by:kroberts00
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    Every hard drive has information about who made it and its "drive geometry" (cylinders Heads and sector info) on a chip in the drive, thats how they know, and how a PC knows when you look in its BIOS :)

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    Definitely agree with pete up there.  On startup it can tell if it is a sony hard drive or not.  If there is some way to configure it so the 120gb Maxtor is a slave so the you can boot up with a sony HD.  But I am not sure if that is even possible.
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    by:Pete Long
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    SLAVE hdd possible :)
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    I think Rohnish's post implies he tried this (or in some other way knows this is possible).

    So, I guess he answered your question too, as do the other ppz... It is possible to attach a non-sony HDD to a PS2.

    WOnder if that's -any- PS2? I'm expecting mine any day now, hope santa brings it ^_^

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