Thanks for all of this info, y'all! I'm confident I could swap a hard drive, but am not sure I could swap a power supply. Does the power supply require soldering? I don't know how, nor have the tools, to do something like that. And, like Tim mentions, what if my current hard drive won't boot? Do I then HAVE to get a Weakknees drive? or are there other 'findable' methods to get an image for a new hard drive. I did not open the box this weekend, as I didn't want to void anything... I did, however, do some additional reading on here about bulges and such, and will likely go ahead and open it up to see what I can see. Then I may have additional questions. So much to learn here! I appreciate the confirmation of my thoughts - putting $250 into this particular machine, without gaining a larger drive, etc, is not in my current best interests.