QUOTE(Dracc @ Dec 29 2006, 05:37 PM)
I also put in a vote for a TSOP If you pick up a conductive pen at radio shack or some such place, you wont have any problems. All you do is dab the tip on two places on the board and you're done. Of course you will need an exploitable game. But I think they are all under 5 dollars at any used game store. Last but not least, a way to get the gamesaves on a memory card. Action Replay would probably be the best bet, since you wont have to worry about drivers to read and write to fatx. Of course you could get an xbox to usb adapter even cheaper. Total cost:
7 dollars for conductive pen
5 dolars for used exploitable game
20 for new Action Repay (Or 4 dollars for xbox usb adapter)
That leaves you plenty for a HDD. That way you can afford to get a massive WD or Seagate. I suggest these brands for their quality(I've been using them exclusively for over 10 years.)
He has a 1.6, this has already been pointed out.
v1.6+TSOP flash = IMPOSSIBLE