Howdy folks. I've been a user of Swap Magic/flip-top for some time now, and after having fiddled around with my friend's PS2 with a HDD attached, I have to say I'm intrigued. Sadly, he had another friend set his up for him, so he doesn't know what to tell me in the way of advice. What I've got is a slimline v12 (70012), thus far without a chip. I understand that it's possible to set up a HDD solution before having the PS2 modded, even if it does require a disc to be loaded at the start. If this is true, this is what I'm probably going to do to hold me over until after I finish moving and get settled into my new place. Moving on, I'm a little confused after doing my research. HD Advance was recommended to me by one person, but their site claims that it won't work with a v12. Even so, reading posts here in these forums, it was said that it -can- work and that I don't need to rely on the slower USBeXtreme for this version. Someone care to clarify for me? With the network adapter on the slimlines being integrated, I'm thinking it couldn't work, but I'm admittedly green when it comes to this sort of thing. Finally, is HDA really the best solution for me with a v12 slimline? Which modchip should I be looking at once I do find myself ready to have it modded? Thanks.