I'm planning on doing an inevasive mod to the ps3 that does not void its warranty to allow the ps3 to take esata interface external hardrives. What I'm going to do is split the sata interface in the HDD compartment, such that the HDD can still be slid into place, while another cable runs along the back side of the compartment and out of the gap on the right side of the HDD. I'll then create a custom cover for the HDD compartment that has a esata interface builtin that wil be joined with the cable. I know I can physically make this mod, but what I'm wondering is if anybody thinks that the ps3 will be able to recognize both drives, as in 1 being master and 2 being slave, either with or without jumper configurations. Once again, I know I can physically do this so I'm not looking for criticizms on that aspect. I'm just wondering if anyone thinks the PS3 will be able to recognize this in the XMB mode.