What's the difference between the 3000 series and 5000 series?

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3 years ago#1
I was curious, since I own both a 3000 series PS2 and a 5000 series one, and the 5000 one seems to collect a lot more dust. It leaves dust on my games (but no scratches, so it's not that big of a deal) however, when playing the 3000 one, I see virtually no dust on my games at all.
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3 years ago#2
The difference is 2000.
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3 years ago#3
Older versions have an iLink port I'm not too familiar with.
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3 years ago#4
The DVD laser was upgraded, alot less DREs from the 5000 series if I recall correctly (though that could also have been done in the 3900 model).
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3 years ago#5
iLink is on the older system, and is a FireWire connection to LAN systems together for multiplayer/multisystem play. Ethernet is a lot easier to get equipment for, and to configure, so they dropped iLink, but some older games can't LAN with ethernet., Also, built-in IR sensor for the remote, and a lock on unofficial discs that broke compatibility with some older cheat device versions.
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3 years ago#6
You mean 30000 series and 50000 series! :P
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3 years ago#7
The 3000 series also allows some 3rd party cheat devices to run which were blocked in the 5000 series
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