So, I have a five year old HDVR2/3 DTV tivo. I had upgraded to add a second drive about four - five years ago, and it worked fine till yesterday when the power UPS went out, and for some reason it is on POWERING UP now forever. When I take out the second upgraded drive, the added storage, the first drive gets to Almost There, but never makes it anywhere. Not really sure if the drives are gone, or A drive is gone, but am willing to try anything. What is the best way to test the drives? Is the spinrite software the best? When hooking up to a computer, does it still have to be a FAT32 computer and not win 2k, or xp? Is there a way to move to a LARGER HD, and get the recordings OFF these drives? What would be the software for doing that? This seemed to be a solution not yet covered in the posts I have read in the past 10 hours.