Ive read about everything online I could find regarding this - but still have a few questions: 1. what is the best way to load the card on a non-mod'd PS2? 2. what reason would the drive not show up in the ps2 explorer after being formatted and installed into the ps2? I think I have about every piece of software available for download, and right now that ar max or whatever seems like the best solution to get a card loaded in a non-mod'd PS2 - I'm just looking for some confirmation and help with the hard disk situation. The disk is a brand new WD 120 drive (hacked up the back to get it to fit properly). Thanks for your help guys.