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Postby shiny_ribbon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi guys. I have a HDD installed on fat PS2 plugged to oficial network adapter

Lately I had 2 games freeze on me. When I got close to the PS2 I noticed a skipping noise coming from the HDD (I think). Every 2 seconds "pip...pip...pip". Wondering if anyone ever had something like that happen

If I turn off the console and come back after 15 minutes it seems to be fixed
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby WARE-WOLF » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:28 pm

You can make sure all your connection are good. Check that the network adapter and HDD are seated properly and tight. Honestly sounds like the HDD is taking a dump on ya unfortunately .
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby shiny_ribbon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Yea it may be hdd dying. It's a 3.5" 120G Seagate

I'll report more results if anything change
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby MisterXiado » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:48 pm

Connect the drive to a PC and run Speccy to see what the drive's SMART reports are, if you're curious, but clone the drive (if possible) before it completely fails.
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Load WinHIIP
Connect the PS2 HDD via USB (5£ Caddy)
SCAN the drive using error checking in WinHIIP
Check you have no fragmentation...
This could be the cause
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby Badore90 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Another possibility (if those above will not work) is that the HDD maybe has some bad sectors. You can repair them with HDD regenerator.

Btw the best would be a new HDD (better if 2,5" SATA).
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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby Mute » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:56 pm

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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby ZX81v2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:05 pm

It's worth looking into the IDE to SATA Bridge for your Network Adapter. No more IDE....

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Re: Weird hard-drive skipping

Postby kahowie » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:42 pm

Get a new drive and clone the contents to the new one. Your drive is going to fail.
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