Advertisements I bought my new Tivo about two weeks ago from Hardly Normals. It's not bad, but a ridiculously small 160GB HDD. I started to research how to upgrade, but it's damm confusing with the crap out there about linux and this dd /dev/sda = etc etc ... All the bloody linux utils you download are each missing some important parts of the equation, grrrr... I tried to back my Tivo drive only the the copied drive didn't work. A couple of days later I tried again and forgor to disconnect my Windows drive and because it's soooo hard to see which drive is which in lunix, I trashed my copy drive and my original Tivo drive making my Tivo useless. **** !! - Anyway, long story short, I had to exchange the unit claims DOA, and THEN later I found a Windows util called WinMFS, and it works a treat with a basic Windows GUI interface, only the application is somewhat hard disk find and you have to register to yet another website to download it. Now, I've upgraded to a 1TBG WD drive, and it upgraded and worked a treat. I see there is this kickstart 62 method of enabling the esata port, but I've not tried it yet. Mine is firmware 8.2 and I noticed that the USA are running 9.3 which seems to have the port enabled already, still not a big issue for me since I have the internal 1TB drive. Now, the BIGGEST annoyance for me is how to access the HDD on my Tivo accross my LAN, I've downladed heaps of different applications to do this, but so far nothing works. If anyone knows howto do this, please let me know, cuz I'm hanging out for it.