I hate to start a new thread just to ask but the other threads seem to be wandering off into speculation about the source of the eSATA info and future reliability and such. I'm interested in finding out if anyone's made progress getting an external drive and internal upgrade working together. From what I can see, adding an eSATA drive and using the kickstart code on a system that's already been upgraded won't work. A couple people have mentioned making it work "by hand" but didn't follow up with any pointers to threads/forums where these manual workarounds are being attempted. Just one link where it's mentioned as being an issue. Is there any more information available in this area? Has anyone tried adding an eSATA drive to the stock drive, then upgrading the internal drive? I've seen this mentioned as an approach to try but no reports from anyone who's done it. It's kinda important as I'm ready to order a 1tb drive but I don't want to add it in a way that will eliminate the possibility of future upgrades. I'd prefer to replace the internal drive and keep my tivo setup nice and clean but I don't want to do that if it will prevent me from ever making use of the eSATA port. OTOH, adding it externally isn't really worth the noise/clutter if I wouldn't have the option of later upgrading the internal drive as well. Basically, if we're stuck with a single upgrade path, I'll stick with 1tb internal rather than 1.25tb combo.