Advertisements I have a TiVo Series 2 with an upgraded drive that's now 5 years old. It recently started whining loudly--not airplane engine loud, but enough to hear across the room. It still plays back and records fine. But the noise is definitely abnormal. I assume it'll be dying for good soon. I've stopped all recordings on it and added them to my other TiVo. But there are dozens of hours of programming I'd like to watch before I replace the drive. There are only a few hours during the day that I can watch these. I'm trying to figure out whether it's better to leave the TiVo on as usual, whining away, or whether I should unplug it to save it the wear & tear, and just plug it in when I'm watching something. The downside to option #2 is that the rebooting process might put more stress on it than just letting it run. But it seems wrong to have it on all that time when I'm not using it, when I want it to last long enough to allow me to watch what I have on it. Any experience, opinions, or theories on this? Thanks in advance.