I'm considering crating up my PlayStation 2 in order to free up inputs on my TV. I don't play it very often any more, and it looks like emulation is currently good enough for the games I still play on occasion. However, I definitely don't want to start over in all of them!
As the PS2 has USB ports, it seems likely there's some way to copy games from a memory card to a USB drive (using a custom disk, presumably). However, Googling for it gives me a lot of contradictory (and fairly old) information about what software is available and how well it works (or for that matter, whether it's even necessary).
Can someone who's done it offer advice on transferring my existing saves from their memory cards onto my Windows 7 PC? If at all possible, I need a software-only solution — my PS2 is unmodded and I'd prefer to leave it that way. I envision downloading a legal(!) ISO which will allow me to perform the memory-card-to-USB transfer on the PS2 and which produces save files which can be used with PCSX2.