As luck would have it, my hard disk died in my 2.5-year-old, standalone, 30-hour TiVo. Also, as luck would have it, Fry's recently had a sale on Western Digital 120 GB hard drives for $109. Also, as luck would have it, I had made a backup of my TiVo's hard disk image about a year ago for just such an event. (I really believe in backups! ) What could have been a stroke of bad luck turned out to be very good luck. I bought two 120 GB drives at Fry's, transferred the backup to one of them, blessed the other, and now I have a 240 Gigabyte TiVo with over 300 hours of recording capacity in Basic Mode. I've elected to record everything in High Quality mode, giving me 133 hours, which is plenty. I could have had more than 80 hours at Best Quality, but, truth be told, I can't tell the difference between Best and High Quality unless a football or basketball game is on, and I don't watch such things anyway. Besides, I got greedy when I saw all those hours. Though 80 would be plenty, 133 is way better for a very marginal decrease in quality. So now I can save some things permanently, just to keep on hand - mostly kids' shows, actually. The only problem is that I couldn't save my original recordings from my original crashed TiVo drive, so I've got a 300-hour TiVo with absolutely nothing to watch! Oh, the humanity!