I've tried playing Crash Bandicoot 2 on the "Sony PS1 Emulator for PS2" (aka POPS, LBB-00001) using an USB drive as storage medium for the game on a SCPH-50004 fat PS2. It was playable but execution was somewhat slower than standard.

Would using an HDD as storage medium solve the problem?

  • Your post as an answer should've been edited into the question, as it's an addition to it and not an answer, and because it looks like it has an answer some people who could help won't even read it. A mod may fix it, but IDK. Also, that unofficial adapter is probably limiting data throughput, so you can try an SSD but if it's still slow that's likely the issue - honestly no idea though as IDK anything about POPS beyond what you've said. Lol.
    – l3l_aze
    Apr 15 at 20:31
  • I added as an answer because I considered it a possible solution for a very long time, which is, from when I discovered it was possible from when I tried and posted this Q&A. Apr 16 at 13:07
  • That makes sense, it's just how the site is supposed to be used - theories as comments, definitive answers as answers. Of course there's plenty of Q's and A's on most Stack Exchange sites that go against the rules, but it's up to moderators and admins to decide how to handle those things.
    – l3l_aze
    Apr 17 at 4:16

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Using a fat PS3 HDD attached with an unofficial network port -> sata adapter as storage medium hasn't increased the performance.

Maybe with an SSD?

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    Why are you asking about SSD when answering your own question?
    – pinckerman
    Apr 15 at 11:04
  • Because I still haven't tried using an SSD. If someone has one available and wants to test it is welcome. Apr 15 at 11:05

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