Hello all and thank you for your help in advance. I have been searching for some rudimentary answers about installing a sony 40gb hdd into my son's ps2. Currently the ps2 does not recognize the hdd. He does not have the v1.10 utility disk. My question is...do you need to format the drive with the v1.10 utility disk OR can you use HDLoader instead...or do you have to use v1.10 utility EVEN before you can use HDLoader. He wants to utize the sony hdd to store his games. I'm sure this is an easy question to someone, I've been searching without finding an answer. My apologies if there is a more obvious area of information. Again thanks for the help.