I am an avid member of xbox-scene and have modded 5 boxes so far. I just found this site today and, of course, interested in modding a PS2(which I'm gonna buy so dont ask what version I have yet). I've read about some of the chips and really havent found any installation tutorial yet but from what I have read, after the chip is installed-is that all? Is there a BIOS to flash like with xbox chips or "Do I really have to purchase the extra HDD if I'm NOT gonna use HDLoader?" I just want a chip for the PS2 and to be able to backup, not riip, ps2 games. Please don't flame this ps2 noob because I know what it feels like. Thanks for any replies.