Not sure if anyone else has hd premature drive failures (starts with recording or playback stutter, ends in drive failure), but..... Does Tivo provide details of it's use of the hard drive? Does tivo use some sort of process that moves files around on the drive at some point (either real or recoverable recordings) so that physical areas of drives are not prematurely worn? I assumed that the continuously recorded buffer used for each tuner used to use all the remaining free space on the drive (this could have been a bad assumption), so that it would not wear out spots on the drive. This would have been a good reason to keep your free space at a reasonably level? Assuming the above was true... Isn't anyone concerned about the implementation of the "recently deleted" items? If it fills all the free space on the drive with recordings that can be undeleted, wouldn't tivo just be rewriting over the same free spots on the drive (spots without recordings / recoverable recordings)? Due to recent issues with drives in several tivos... I notice tivo no longer has a "feature" to disable the "undelete" feature (I am pretty sure my S3 had this?). I have been attempting to delete recoverable files manually without pain, but alas, tivo does not provide a feature to "bulk delete" or just "keep files older that" or "keep at most x recordings" or "keep x size in TB". Can anyone confirm that Tivo is indeed not prematurely destroying hard drives / manual manipulation of free space is not necessary / it's all bad luck?