You got the right idea.
Originally Posted by fresh
But imagine the chaos that would occur if one of the disks was to... become inaccessible.
If the OP has a fat PS2, it is worth every cent to get a network adaptor (even a Chinese one, if it works well) as loading games from the HDD is just unbeatable, if available.
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit