Btw.: There is a new USB/LAN(SMB)-Loader-Project, which you can try.
Itīs in alpha/beta-status, but it's working o.k.
If it all works a bit better, it'll be a milestone in ps2-homebrew/scene-history.
Currently there are a lot interesting projects on-going/evolving.
PS2 V7/DMS3 V2 (FW:2.4b7); Seagate Baracuda 200GB
PS2 V7/CC1.0 (FW:34 hacked v2 BM:2.1.6); Maxtor DiamondMAX9 PLUS 160GB
PS2 SCPH-30004R; NoMod+NoLaser
3xSony MC 8MB
MAX/Datel 16MB with Boot-CD
Custom FMCB 1.8b+ Beta-Build, my AIO 0.5, Sony&xRhino-Linux