Ok, I've been trying to follow some of the other posts but I keep getting lost on what Im trying to do. I have a maxtor 80G hdd in my non-modded ps2, and hdloader. What I want to do is two things. First, is make my hdd compatible with the ps2 and socom, so I can download the new maps for socom next month without buying the official sony hdd. And second, I want to be able to boot my games on the hdd without using the hdloader cd. Are these two scenarios even possible? I just want to get everything compatible and easy to work... cause I'm a lazy son of a b$#@h. Ps: I know about the memory card exploit, but you have to use a psx boot disc, so it defeats the purpose... right? Thxs in advance for any help you guys have. I really hope this is possible.