hey there, i've had a PS2 v1 presumably since they came out a few years ago, after a few years i got sick of all the disc read errors and my friends all went out to buy new ones, instead i had a gander around the net and found that you could open it up and re-adjust the laser, well that didn't work for me unfortunately so somewhere along the line i got mad and smashed up the PS2 anyhow now i'm looking into getting a new one, i've seen the new silver one and the new PStwo, i was wondering which you suggest i get? i would like to be able to back up (most, as i know there are a few exceptions like xenosaga i believe) PS2 games for personal use of course, just so the laser doesn't get stressed out and break again. i'm a bit sick of being a sony slave and having to buy a new one, don't want to do it again. the silver one does look good but i'm not sure if using the hard drive will work, the main reason i'd liek to get the silver one is because the PCMCIA type III slot on the back. do the black ones have this as well? (the newer ones) because i would prefer to be able to use a wireless card in the future if that is ever a possibility. on top of that my controller and memory cards would match colour anyway what would i need to buy besides the PS2, big HD and HDA advance 2.0 thingy? is that it? and which PS2 is best? thanks in advance for your help, did do a big search on the net and found nothing really directly helpful -spence.