Is there any reason to get a ps2 slim over a ps2 fat?
Wanna buy one because I haven't use one since like 2006 and I'm planning to mod it and all.
Slim's have worse lasers/disc drive, but some old fat version had even worse.
You can easily hook up HDD with fat+na. Usb on Slim are 1.0 or 1,5 so they are too slow. There were some modifications that allowed to connect HDD, but I wouldnt bother.
All in all just get decent computer and emulate games you want to play.
Slim fucking sucks. Haven't used it since it can't read half my fucking games and the tray cover hinge broke so it keeps thinking its open. My Fat Ps2 is on its last legs but its still running since December 2002.
There are 2 different slim models.
The one in pic related is the good one. The one with the single stripe is the one that people bitch about because of overheating and stuff.
Sony's hardware have never been durable though, people who have working fat PS2s in 2016 are lucky.
I've been through 5 PS2s, 2 fat and 3 slims since 2001.
Slim has an issue where after a while, the ribbon cord for the laser will pop up into the disc area, scratching your discs and damaging the ribbon. A relatively easy fix, supposedly, but not worth the hassle imo.