Advertisements Agreed that it might be a better OEM drive if TiVo were to make some software adjustments. However I wouldn't hold my breath. Besides software adjustments that might have backwards compatibility issues, TiVo has a long, long term relationship (as in since day one) with WD and I doubt if they're anxious to make a wholesale change to a new partner. The newer WD GP "green" drives seem to be doing well (ours has been flawless for about a year now) so I could see them switching to one of those. So just THD's? I haven't kept up with all of the threads but IIRC there were one or two S3 users that didn't have problems. Whatever the cause/effect, keeping this particular Samsung drive out of the mix is probably best for now. I'd really like to know what the issue is though. Sounds like it's the hard drive's firmware, but then... Thanks for being a TiVo Pioneer in any case.