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Thread: New to the ps2 scene and need your opinions

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    Default New to the ps2 scene and need your opinions

    Hi guys am new to the scene so go easy on me .

    Just a couple of quick questions as I can't decide.

    I am looking to mod a ps2 and run games from a hdd, which would be better to mod phat or slim? As I am going to buy a console either or, but I would prefer a slim.

    I have also heard the slim lags a lot and game compatibility isn't great for it is this by much compared to the phat, do you suffer any problems on either consoles and can you guide me which to buy as its for my kid nephew to play games and maybe myself when I get a chance lol.

    Thanks in advance guys

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    I'd definitely recommend a fat PS2 with an internal HDD.

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    I assume what you mean is an internal harddrive in a enclosure then wired up by USB?

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    No, the network adapter for the fat PS2 has a connection for an IDE hard drive. Which in my opinion is the best way to play backups, because games play a lot better than on USB devices. Even if you already have a USB HDD you want to use I'd still recommend getting a fat so you will have the option to get an IDE HDD if you want to later.
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    do games burned on disk work better than ide hdd?

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    Not in my experience, I've had problems with burning games to discs like laggy cutscenes and games taking a really long time to start, but it really depends on the strength of your laser and the quality of the discs. All the games I've tried on an internal HDD work perfectly, but there may be some games that don't work on an internal HDD.

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    thanks for the reply any suggestions on a hdd to buy?

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    Western Digital drives don't fit the network adapter, but you can take the adapter apart and break the rivets that hold the connections in place and put it back together, then the drive will fit. Other than that most IDE drives should work fine. You can also buy a network adapter with SATA connections but I've read that the ethernet connection doesn't work and I'm not sure about the compatibility of SATA drives.

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    thanks for the help almost bought a western digital

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