Have you actualy read the 20 or so page thread about that last month or so? You participated to it so I guess you have read the thing. Well, re-read it because there is nothing new in what you are saying about the HDD fitting etc... You might be able to format it using the utility disc since you seem to own a japanese system. So keep us updated when you will try it.
"Video games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to repetitive music."