Advertisements Thanks for the kind words. I'm on eSATA hiatus now; cables, drives disconnected and starting to restore season passes while weeding out the home shopping channels from the program lineup after the factory reset (which, incidentally, didn't help). I did put the eSATA card in my PC and connected the FAP successfully confirming that cable and drive work. Someone suggested that divorcing the previously connected eSATA drive had left the TiVo in a state thinking a 0GB capacity drive was connected. I searched both the web and this forum for more info on that possibility but came up empty handed. One thing I did read was that I may be unsuccessful in using the current factory drive to format a new, larger internal HDD now that I've divorced an eSATA drive. If anyone knows more about that possibility and can post a link to to information on the issue, I'd appreciate it, as I believe that's the path I'm going to follow.