Hello, I just registered to clarify something. I've been reading the forums all over the net for hours and this seemed to be the most helpful one. What I want to confirm is the following.... I can use a downloaded copy of HDLoader BUT I need something akin to Swap Magic (or a mod chip that'll boot a back-up disk) to load it in the first place? I know someone with a modded ps2 but I don't think they're all that technical. After reading a load of sites and info gathering, what I need to do is either borrow his ps2 (obviously an easy option but it's not someone I know directly so may be a problem) OR I can give them the following: A ps1 memory card, a ps1 game, a CD-R that I've prepared with the HDLoader memory card exploit. As far as I understand. If they just run this disk and press a few buttons, I should then be able to use that ps1 memory card to enable the HDD on my ps2 and create backups etc to the HDD? I hope that makes sense and someone can give me a yay or nay and correct any mistakes I have made. Thank in advance!