Network Adaptor

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Overview[edit]

The original fat PS2 models did not come with any network hardware or hard disk interfaces on board. Instead, Sony sold separate Network Adaptors, which connect to the back of the console. The Network Adaptors also provide an ATA/IDE interface for hard disk attachment.

Models[edit]

SCPH-10190[edit]

  • Only sold in japan
  • Released in July 19, 2001
  • Compatible with the early japan-only PS2 models, SCPH-1X000 (A/A+/AB-chassis)
  • PCMCIA form factor
  • Has a connector to attach the official japan-only external hard disk SCPH-20400 (power to the hard disk is provided using an additional external power supply)

SCPH-10250[edit]

  • Only sold in japan until it got replaced by the international SCPH-10350 in 2003
  • Released in July 19, 2001
  • Compatible with later fat PS2s (SCPH-3XXXX and SCPH-5XXXX)
  • Provides an ATA/IDE connector, including power (power is provided by the console; no additional power supply required)

SCPH-10281[edit]

  • Only sold in north america
  • Released in August 27, 2002
  • Compatible with later fat PS2s (with expansion bay)
  • Provides an ATA/IDE connector, including power (power is provided by the console; no additional power supply required)
  • Additionaly includes a 56k dial-up modem (dial-up service was only available in north america)

SCPH-10350[edit]

  • Sold worldwide
  • Released in June 12, 2003
  • Compatible with later fat PS2s (thus every fat PS2 that was sold outside of japan)
  • Provides an ATA/IDE connector, including power (power is provided by the console; no additional power supply required)

Slim consoles[edit]

Slim consoles don't have an external interface to connect a Network Adaptor. Instead, the Ethernet functionality of the Network Adaptor has been integrated onto the motherboard, while the ATA/IDE interface was dropped.

For K-chassis/SCPH-700XX-consoles, the components of the Network Adapter were simply soldered directly to the motherboard, thus making it possible to directly solder wires to the ATA/IDE pins of SPEED and connect an external hard drive that way (power to the hard drive must be provided externally). While possible, this is obviously not practical.
Additionaly, north american K-chassis consoles (SCPH-70011, SCPH-70012) also have a small daughter board with a 56k modem, just like the north american Network Adaptor.

On later consoles (L-chassis/SCPH-750XX and later), the functionality of SPEED was integrated into the IOP with the ATA/IDE interface being dropped entirely, thus making it impossible to connect a hard drive no matter what. Also any support for dial-up was removed for north america.

Board revsions[edit]

SCPH-10190[edit]

  • GM3
    • SPEED: CXD9624GG

SCPH-10250[edit]

SCPH-10281[edit]

  • YM-013
    • SPEED: CXD9624AGG
  • BA-004
    • SPEED: CXD9731GP
  • BA-006
    • SPEED: CXD9731GP

SCPH-10350[edit]

  • ZM-027
    • SPEED: CXD9624GG
  • BA-005
    • SPEED: CXD9731GP
  • BA-007
    • SPEED: CXD9731GP