This forum is an absolute wealth of info and I'm struggling to absorb it all. I think I have a grasp on some things but I would really appreciate some confirmation. My situation: Tivo HD TCD652160 Software: 11.0m Internal Drive: 1TB Seagate External: 1TB WD in Antec MX-1 enclosure Ages ago I married these drives using WinMFS and the unit has been working great for years. Just recently I started getting freezing during recorded playback as well as live TV. Sometimes it recovers and sometimes it reboots. I do not yet have the dreaded startup reboot loop. It always reboots ok and functions for some period of time ranging from minutes to days. I've read a lot about the two likely culprits - drive health and PS caps. I opened up the unit and see that C503 is bulging and leaking and a couple other caps are also bulging. I have ordered replacements and will fix that. However I don't think that's currently my biggest problem. I ran Kickstart 54 SMART test and the internal drive failed with "Fail 7" - whatever that means. Here's a pic - apologies for the glare: I know this drive needs to be replaced. Unfortunately I have never backed up this set and I'm hoping it isn't too late to save my config and also possibly my recordings. I will scrub the recordings to minimize data size but there are things on there I would really like to keep. So here's where I'm confused. I have a Win7 PC. But I'm unsure of the software and process to use. At this point can I use DvrBARS to do a Modified Full backup and save everything? Is it hopeless? Should I replace the 1TB dying drive with another 1TB drive? 2TB are so cheap now that I'm tempted to just get one of those (Amazon has WD20EURS for $92 shipped). Will that work - with and without keeping my external 1TB? If I can put in a 2TB internal I'll be tempted to retire the external as I don't need more than 300 hours of capacity and could reduce the complexity of the system. Thoughts and suggestions are very much appreciated.