I had a new ps2 (50001 v9) for not even a week and it died . I was using maxell 650mb cd-r and some cheap 50¢ dvd-r media which some worked, some didnt and some loaded VERY slowly. since I already had a swap magic cd/dvd I used them and swapped the disc by removing the cd drive cover each time. the swap magic cd loaded with a garbled playstation 2 logo but the games still loaded and appeared fine. The dvd worked without the logo messing up. After about a week it just stopped working and said no data and it would read nothing.