My setup: HR20-200 and external Seagate Freeagent Pro 1tb. My problem: On recent recordings (past week +/-) my recordings stutter and pixelate on play back. Older existing recordings on the same drive play fine. I have rebooted the HR20 and the drive with short term improvement,then the problem returns (the Seagate is aprox. 2 years old and is in a cool area) I have alot of programs on the drive that I want to keep. I assume the drive is beginning to fail.... Is there anyway to transfer my existing programs on my external esata Hard drive (seagate) to a new drive in order to have them for playback while continuing to record new programs with out these problems? As I stated, my older programs playback fine. Also, without me reading the esata thread (Very long) ...what is the current recommended list of external drives??