Originally Posted by Persian McLovin
I think you should do some more research on the Cobra dongle as they've even enabled PS2 playback (limited due to the lack of any hardware) on Slims. I have 4 PS3s (2 CECHA01's with full hardware, a CECHC03 with partial hardware and a 320gb Slim with no PS2 hardware) and Cobra dongle has worked amazingly well on them.
It's a lot harder than you think, Deank (multiMAN developer) even tried to mount PS2 iso's to work and couldn't do it so he left it.
Yes Cobra has its own firmware and they've had PS2 support for 6 months now and no one has been able to emulate their work along with the fact that they can mount PS1 isos from HDD and even PSP games, the most progress in that respect has been booting PS1 iso's via multiMAN but only on CD-R's.
Cobra are a very talented dev team and so far no one has been able to incorporate any of their features apart from PS1 iso's on CD-R and for now it looks to stay like that.
I'm thinking of contacting Deank, but if you can answer me this you will save his time. The way i am playing backups is by using the swap mode as in the video above. I put a genuine ps2 disk, pop it out, put the backup and works. Both with ps2 dvd's and cd's and psx cd's. Though you need 1 original disk of each type (preferably the ones that fill the whole disk, like devil may cry (i don't remember what this is called)) So far, on ps3 you have to have an original disk and mount the backup one on the top. Can't this done with ps2 disks as well?