I was wondering if a burned copy of HDLoader would format my PS2 hard drive it's not the offical HDD b/c if it was I wouldn't need the HDLoader. I saw on a tutorial on formatting the HDD it said you need the retail version of HDLoader to format it I was wondering if that was true for formatting every non-official HDD or was it just that guy who wrote the tutorial prefered the retail version?
SCPH-39001, Version 7 PS2, Black Sony Flip Top Case
Swap Magic v3.6, Codebreaker v7.0 + 9.0
Hitachi 80GB HD, Formatted with DMS + HDLoader