Posted by Beckett on 8th Oct 2015
Bought this last month and haven't had a chance to write a review of the mcboot card. I bought this because I have a PHAT PS2, with the network adapter and I have wanted to put my games on the hard drive to load and play them faster.
The key is to either get an IDE hard drive (which you can find on Amazon for around $50.00 for a 160 gig one) or to hack your network adapter to let you connect SATA drives (which I hear is something a lot of people are doing).
I bought this to be able to use the HD Loader so I didn't have to worry about always having to boot a disc the first time I power up. However, I edned up using the Open PS2 loader that is on there because I found that it has better compatibility for newer games. I guess the HD loader hasn't been updated in a while (on the discs) but the Open PS2 loader is still getting updates for compatibility and so a lot of the later games work flawlessly with it.
It's also great for emulation. You can easily install any number of emulators on the memory card and load them from there. I would suggest putting the games either on your HDD if you install one, or on a CD or DVD that you can plug in as you won't have much room / if any / for any 16-bit system games on the memory card itself.
Overall, a great little card that makes playing off my HDD easy and adds a bunch of other features that are great to have.
Posted by Simon on 31st May 2015
If you just get this for the HD Loader and HD Advance so you can play games off your hard drive, its already worth every penny. But it comes with the Swap Magic, uLaunch (which lets you load other homebrew) and a bunch of other software. MUST HAVE if you are serious about playing on your PS2!
Posted by Leon on 31st May 2015
This plug and play memory card just single handedly replaced my HD loader, my Breaker Pro and my Swap Magic discs. This thing works great and it is totally plug and play!!!!! And it comes with some great pre-loaded PS2 apps.
I recommend the USB Advance instead of the HDLoader as it has good compatibility. The FMCB Modchip memory card is all I need for my import and backups! Awesome!!!!