|Use HD Loader with 48-bit patch to recognize full capacity of drive. Get a hold of hdl_aio_1.8.rar for an all-in-one GUI patcher package. The HD is very quiet. A little on the hot side, but it works great!!! Image transfer using WinHIIP was between 10 to 20 megabytes per second. I had installed the Maxtor drive temporarily to an external enclosure using USB 2.0 to transfer images before installing in the PS2.