Some time ago it came to my attention that the inventory of a bankrupt game developer was going to be up for auction.
As a fanatic game collector my interest was triggerd , and i had bid on and won a big lot of pc and console parts.
This marked the moment that i was introduced in the illustrious world of game developing hardware
in this lot among many things ,where six harddrives , 3 of them are internal HDD's (nicely boxed) and 3 external HDD's
the external drives are 40 GB and the model number is DTL-H20400, and have their DTL-H10020 powersupply's
Sadly only one DTL-H10010 PCMCIA card was included.
I believe these are used for a PS2 Tool.
The internal HDD's are also 40 GB ,have their original box, and have Model number SCPH-20401 EL and a PAL logo
They appear to be used ,as the antistatic packaging of them had been torn open.
After a quick look on google , i learned that the HDD never saw a release in the PAL region , and yet in front of me there was a white HDD box that said "PAL"
Could they be released exclusifly to Developers for development use ?
I hope someone knows more and can enlighten me, it would be great to know what i have :)
And a equally inportant question is , "What is on them ? "
Is it possible to read their contents ?
Bought a DTL-H30002 whith a Development network adapter (i thank Wombat for that)
Slapped it in , did not do a thing :(
Next ,i tried HD Advance (i thank Shinebi for that) , didn't work , it asked me to format , did not want to do that :)
I havend dared to plug it in a PC ,god knows what happens if i do...
I also have a Startup card , maybe that has something to do with it ?
Is it possible to read the content of the 3 external HDD's with a DTL-H10000 ?