I have 2 TiVo Premieres and am going to upgrade one of them to 2TB HDD. I have purchased and received a WD20 EURX (from Amazon direct, not a 3rd party vendor), as well as two USB to SATA adapters (no PC with SATA, only an old Dell P4 desktop with IDE only, and two laptops w/o SATA). My 1st question..... unitron, has noted many times in this forum that any new HDD should be scanned/checked issues before it is used. I kind of assume that the utility I need to do this is on the Ultimate Boot CD, but am not sure which utility it is, or how to go about it. I think I have read in this forum that connecting the new EURX via the USB/SATA adaptor to Win7 is a BAD thing, so I want to make sure I don't mess it up before I even get started. Any detailed (step by step) guidance you can provide will be appreciated. Follow up question..... should I use the old Dell desktop with its USB 2.0 ports or one of the two laptops that only have USB 3.0 ports to do this? I'm sure there will be more questions once I get to the actual jfms part, but this will get me going for now. Thanks in advance !!!