I first must apologize if my question has already been answered however I have been surfing the internet for a definite answer to my question for 4 hours now and I feel it will not get answered unless I post it myself. I am going to be REAL specific here. I want to be able to use my standard IDE hard drive to play the 3 downloadable levels for Socom II online. Thats all! I don't want to back up my games or load games on to the HDD. Simply put, how can I go about doing it? I assume I need to format the HDD so PS2 will recognize it but all I read about is the programs that you need to purchase (like HDAdvance) and others which are apparently illegal. Again, I don't want to use it for anything else but to store these 3 dumb levels on it for SOCOM II (that why I refuse to pay $99. for it). Anyone who can help I would much appreciate it!