Hmm... I tried using the usb version with hdloader. Works fine with some games (tested on all GTA games I have: VC, SA, LCS, VCS - works with all of them, works also with motogp4, I'll try to merge it with FFXII - it's a little bit harder since most of the files are accessed by sectors and have no entry in toc... but I think it can be done by adding few additional sectors - I did such things with psx games). You only need to turn mode 3 on (probably fakeboot causes some problems with the method hdloader uses for iop resets... Or just some memory problems). It can be done probably with many games. It's slower than hdd, but now I have separate cards for every game... nice (and easy to manage... I can just copy/paste from/to usb under my windows machine). And yes, I've put one of my hdds into usb enclosure... It's much faster than usb pen drive (faster than real mc at least).