Newb here, take it easy on me. I read the FAQ and searched past topics and couldn't find what I was looking for. I play SOCOM II on my PS2. For those that don't know, there are going to be new maps available. These maps are to be copied onto the PS2 HDD. I'm not trying to do anything illegal (I don't think) I just don't want to buy the "official" Sony HDD. I want to put in a Maxtor (for example) and be able to use this data. Obviously the game still plays using the original disc, so the DNAS check should be fine. The question is whether or not it will be able to read these new maps off a non-Sony drive or not. Note that I will not be installing any HDLoader type software nor will I try to play any games directly off the hard drive. Thanks for any info.