sub-title fail. lots* I've been trying to burn backups to Maxell DVD-R's with no luck, except on a few games which then lag pretty bad during movies/animations. I saw some media ranking thread on another forum that said these maxell dvd-r were second class, so they should have an 80-95% rate of success for ps2 backups... I've burned at x2, x4, and x8, with little success. And yes, the discs are all ESR patched, they just lag or don't work at all. Using IMGBURN. Another thing, the only game that works for me is Kingdom Hearts, which is the only game that I've pirated. (/shame) My legit backups seem to be the ones that don't work, even though imgburn seems to rip them perfectly. I'm also wondering if loading from a USB External HD is playable. I searched google but most threads are from 2007-2009 and I'm sure some breakthroughs have happened since then that make USB loading better.