Putting this in coffee house due to time sensitive nature. The ST320005N4A1AS-RK, on sale through Saturday, 11/05/11 at BestBuy, and bestbuy.com, was apparently the ST32000542AS previously, a non-advanced format drive from what I could find online. That was what I was hoping for. Just picked up a couple. It's now the ST2000DL003, and Seagate sort of admits that it's an advanced format drive. (I'm amazed at how hard drive makers are working at keeping you from finding out if a drive is advanced format or not. You'd think they'd plaster it all over the box in big letters--New, Improved, Now with Advanced Formatting, Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread! Guess they're hoping to snag a lot of XP users who won't want to hassle with returning them) Going to put one of them through the long diagnostic and try jmfs'ing a 160GB S3 HD drive to it. newegg's got the bare drive listed for over $200, limit 3 per customer. The ones I got say Product of China, with a manufacturing date of 06/11 and 07/11 They come with a SATA data cable and a Molex to SATA power adapter. More when I know more. Edit, 11:25pm EDT I've got an HD (TCD652160) I just acquired with the stock drive set to do GS (Just now got the caps in the mail and fixed the power supply). I used jmfs to copy without expanding to the Seagate and it boots to the GS page. Used jmfs to expand and it still boots to the GS page. I'm not going to actually subscribe that 652 just yet, so can't test recording and playback. Haven't tried it to see how it gets along with XP yet, I think that'll be next. And of course I'll run the long test before I put it (and the other one--at that price I grabbed 2) wherever I actually decide to use it.