I was curious how inexpensively I could replace the Hard Drive in my Sony SAT T60. The drive appears to have failed (I have another post where I state it won't go past the screen, "almost there, just a few more seconds" before it restarts all over again). I'd like to know: 1. Will I be able to transfer my shows off this failing drive? 2. Can I do surgery on this drive and put in a hard drive taken from a zip drive or portable hard drive used for my PC. (I have a bunch of these hard drives around the house, so it would be nice to be able to use one of those instead of purchasing a new drive.) Also...I have a good friend who works in IT, and is very talented. He has worked on Tivo's in the past, and I am confident he can do just about anything...provided it is possible. 3. I've searched the forums, and wasn't able to get an exact answer, but it appears that software can be loaded onto the new hard drives so that they will be able to talk with the Tivo. If this is the case, then I assume any hard drive can be formatted to work with the Tivo. Is this an incorrect assumption?