Hello all, I really haven't been back here since my first upgrade some 6 years ago... But thanks for the all the past info, that one took my 40 hours up to 226, and it's been great. Now I think I'm facing my poor series 2 tivo hard drive failing. I have a cause of the random pauses/studders/glitches during playback and live tv. I assume from looking around on here that means that I'm buying a new ide hard drive. My question this... I think when I did the upgrade last time, I think I swapped for a 250 gb drive. Since I really don't need all that space anymore (as I have a second tivo), I was looking at 80 and 160 gb drive prices. When I checked out the upgrade instructions, it looks like I need to use a larger drive for the upgrade. It that true? How can I go about scaling back to smaller drive? At this point, I'm really not concerned about saving the data, I just want to get a new working drive in there asap. Any thoughts? Thanks!