Hello, this question is a general question for the future - I'm not running into this problem right now. My series 1 and series 2 TiVos both have IDE drives in them, but it seems like SATA is becoming the way for the future, and my newest computer has mostly SATA ports in the motherboard, though it does have one IDE port for the master hard drive, and I think the CD might have an IDE port. What if down the road, my computer has only SATA ports, and what if I have an IDE TiVo drive fail? Would I have the ability to use some sort of adapter to plug a new IDE drive into a SATA port in my computer, for purposes of installing the TiVo image, and the put the new IDE drive back into the TiVo? Would that work? Of course the other question is: are IDE drives going to become so obsolete that down the road, it will be difficult to even buy a new IDE drive to repair an ailing TiVO?