Just curious as to why the USB method is so popular if almost none of the games are compatible with USB extreme and the load times are slow. Are they really [bold]that[/bold] slow? Compared to the actual game disc? Do only 6% of the ps2 games work using this method? I want to try this method with my slim ps2 (v14) to avoid wearing out my laser, but is it worth it? My friend has an old fat ps2 but his laser is dead. I probably can't even use a HDD on that since you need to read off a cd (hdloader). Am I correct in assuming this?