I have a v12 slim PS2 with a 1.1 Crystal Chip. I want to start loading my backups from a hard drive. Every tutorial I've seen demonstrate using hdloader with an IDE harddrive on a fat ps2. I have an 80 gig WD IDE harddrive but I also want to explore the possibility of buying an external USB higher capacity drive. My question is this. Apart from purchasing the hdloader program. What else will I need to run the 80 gig IDE WD hd. Do I need some type of adapter and will it work with the v12 slim ps2? Secondly what type of external high capacity USB solutions are there? Will any size hd work? Any brand USB external hd work. I want to make sure I get it right before I fork over $100+ dollars for the hd. Also are there any good tutorials out there? I've done several searches but couldn't find any good ones.