So yea I know I know another topic asking for questions that might have been answered. I searched trough the other topics and thought I understand-ed everything but yeah it's just too confusing... So here are some questions that come up in my head: 1) what is the best softmod out there to run games from an internal or external hard drive? 2) are there issues if running from an external hard drive instead of an internal? 3) what is all this talk about esr patching? Do I always have to do this internal & external hard drive? I even read somewhere that it wasn't necessary anymore? 4) I read somewhere on here that OpenPS2Loader is currently the best. But then someone said something about "PS2 Free HDBoot", what the hell is that? 5) How do I search for a internal hard drive that fits? I currently use swap magic, but I'm sick of swapping and burning discs... Thanks in advance for your time and patience.