Originally Posted by Jarobata
Why is that? Instantcake is pretty pricey just for software.
$20 is a bargain when you don't have another source for the Tivo software.
Why is 1 drive better than 2?
a) Two drives produce more heat which will reduce the life of the drives and/or other electronic hardware components.
b) Reliability. Your Dad's 80GB drive is already several years old. It makes little sense to pair a well used hard drive with a new one. When the old drive fails, everything on the new drive is also rendered useless.