Oh thanks Just what I was looking for, but unfortunately I cannot get TARS working either. I got TARS running, beta 36 running, and with the server running on my machine me my client connected to it, just says TARS: Not running.
Anyone know how to make this work?
What the hell is TARS? Use swap magic to install FreeMCBoot (or 007 agent under fire or and ARMax) and then install openPS2Loader. go to freemcboots website and there are a ton of guides on how to hack your PS2.
Earlier slims have the IDE pinout.
You could use a compact flash since it's compatible with IDE (rearranged pins) to make it faster.
Better solution found for 700XX slims (which is what I have). Buy and install one of these
and use Open PS2 Loader (because it has better compatability than HDLoader, although you might as well install both in case) to load your games with full speed from a SATA drive. This is the solution I'm going for. Another note from what I've read wiring IDE drives to slims they wipe themseles every reboot unless the stuff I read was out of date. Either way this new solution is definitely what I'm going for in my PS2P.