I just got a v12 slim ps2 for my b-day and also a nice sony dvd burner. I've been reading up on making backups of games in these forums but I am getting mixed mesages and methods for back-ups. I know everyone used what works for them...etc. Is there and special to know about the newer v12 ps2. I know they make modchips for it DM3-4. My basic question is to play back-ups on this version of the ps2 is it wiser to go with a mod chip or something else? I am a electronic engineer so installing the chip is no problem at all, I am just looking for ease of use and reliability.