Ok, I've been doing a little bit of research and haven't been able to get a definitive answer. What would you all say is the best USB loader for the PS2 right now? My PS2's laser is starting to give out. It still reads games most of the time, but I want to have a backup. HD Loader, while not USB, seems to have great compatibility. While I do have the network adapter, I don't have a spare IDE drive. and anything over 100 GB will be pricey. I do, however, have a spare 500 GB USB drive. I've mainly heard about Open PS2 Loader and USB Advance/Extreme. Open USB Loader seems to have promise as it's open source and seems to get updated regularly, but compatibility charts seem to say that a lot of games have issues running off of USB (FMVs stutter, etc). I could be mistaken, but it seems that USB Advance's compatibility is a bit better. Which do you all recommend?