Advertisements I went and bought this drive from Newegg and opened the enclosure up before noticing I bought a 3.5 form factor Seagate 4TB drive, instead of the 2.5 one. Therefore, I own this one totally. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178741 Since the Bolt will be in an enclosed cabinet, I am not concerned about having that left corner piece out with a cable coming out to the drive sitting just outside the Bolt. My thought is to leave the left corner piece off and get extension cables that come out the left side and plugin to the new drive outside the case. I would aim a small fan at that left corner to blow air into the case to keep it cool in lieu of the built in fan. In reading other forum posts and such, it sounds like it is not a good idea to power an "external" 3.5 SATA III drive using the Bolt's onboard power, since the 3.5 would need more current than the 2.5 factory drive. Given this, I am thinking I should indeed power it externally. This is where the complication comes in. I could power the drive using its enclosure power, but I would have to convert the 7 pin sata iii data plug to either the USB 3.0(2 section) female on the back of the enclosure or to a standard USB 3.0 male plug at the other end of the enclosure's usb cable. The other option is to use a separate 7 pin sata iii to sata iii extension cable for data and somehow connect a 15 pin power plug connected to an ac adapter of some sort. After searching for various parts, I am getting a bad headache trying to find a combination of cables/adapters/etc that I think would work to ensure that I still realize the 5gbps data transfer speed that the Seagate drive is certified for AND avoid using the Bolt's power to run it. For those of you with an external drive connected to the main sata port of the motherboard, what would you advise is the best way to get the drive connected with or without the Seagate enclosure? I'm an IT pro but a bit stumped on this one and could use some help from my fellow TiVoers.