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PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by lisalover1 Mon May 25, 2009 9:35 pm

I have an Official Sony PS2 40gb HDD. I just tried connecting it to my PC via a IDE-to-USB adapter. In WinHiip, the first time I connected the drive, it worked just fine. There was data still on the drive, so I formatted it in the program using the standard settings. However, every time I tried to connect it after that, either WinHiip wouldn't recognize the drive, or it said it couldn't be read. I tried re-formatting the drive with the PS2 HDD utility disk, but WinHiip still doesn't recognize it. What should I do?

Here is the error log:
SELECTED Drive 1 : (Unknown Size) [REDUCE FRAGMENTS]
SCAN DRIVE ERROR There is a problem with reading the hard drive.


WinHiip only shows the PS2 hard drive if it is being run as the administrator. Otherwise, it says "There are no PS2-formatted drives on your system." When run in admin mode, it says "(Unknown Size)" next to the HDD listing, and when I select the hard drive, it says "There is a problem reading the Hard Drive". It fails at reading sector $00000000. I am using WinHiip 1.7.6.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by BigTinz Tue May 26, 2009 1:20 am

Try connecting it directly via IDE.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by lisalover1 Tue May 26, 2009 5:56 am

The only computers I have are a laptop and a SATA desktop. Any other ideas?
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by opticledilusi0n Tue May 26, 2009 9:00 am

use the ps2 ftp and don't use winhiip
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by Hatta Tue May 26, 2009 9:47 am

You want to use the hdld_svr on the ps2, and hdl_dump/dumb on your pc to transfer over the network. Here's a howto.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by MrPopo Tue May 26, 2009 11:55 am

lisalover1 wrote:The only computers I have are a laptop and a SATA desktop. Any other ideas?

Disconnect your optical drive on the desktop and hook up the HDD to the now-free IDE cable.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by Niode Tue May 26, 2009 2:20 pm

MrPopo wrote:
lisalover1 wrote:The only computers I have are a laptop and a SATA desktop. Any other ideas?

Disconnect your optical drive on the desktop and hook up the HDD to the now-free IDE cable.


What if his optical drive is SATA?

I find it hard to believe your system has no IDE ports though. My Asus P5Q Deluxe that was purchased less than 6 months ago still has an IDE port on it. Granted it's only one, but it's still got one. Have you checked your motherboard's spec's?

If all else fails try a PATA-SATA converter.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by MrPopo Tue May 26, 2009 2:44 pm

Niode wrote:
MrPopo wrote:
lisalover1 wrote:The only computers I have are a laptop and a SATA desktop. Any other ideas?

Disconnect your optical drive on the desktop and hook up the HDD to the now-free IDE cable.


What if his optical drive is SATA?

I find it hard to believe your system has no IDE ports though. My Asus P5Q Deluxe that was purchased less than 6 months ago still has an IDE port on it. Granted it's only one, but it's still got one. Have you checked your motherboard's spec's?

If all else fails try a PATA-SATA converter.

I figured his system was like my system and your system, where they keep one IDE port that people run their optical drives on.
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by lisalover1 Tue May 26, 2009 3:49 pm

Okay, I have two problems.
1. When I tried HDL_Dumb/Dump, it wouldn't recognize the PS2 hard drive, either.
2. I don't want to go through the trouble of leaving my Desktop open just so I can transfer games to it. Plus, it's not really my Desktop; It's my Mom's, and she freaks out whenever I mention opening a computer.

Also, I tried using the HDLoader feature that lets you copy disks to the Hard Drive on the PS2, but when I tried to copy my backup disks, it said it was invalid. Is there any way besides a modchip to make it copy backup disks?

As a last question, what program do I need on my PS2 to accept the HDL_Dumb FTP transfer?
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Re: PS2 Problem: WinHiip not Recognizing HDD

by Niode Tue May 26, 2009 5:29 pm

Have you got any jumpers set on the hard drive? (it looks like 8 pins between the IDE connector and the Molex power connector). AFAIK you have to have no jumpers set for it to be recognised by HDloader.


O/T I haven't used a PATA optical drive for several years, not when you can get SATA ones for less than £14.
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