Sure sorry -- 3 days ago I added an external esata drive to my HR24-500. After adding the drive, I added all of my Season passes, recorded some programs, and watched TV normally. I did not experience any slowdowns nor any freezes. I hypothesized that adding the external drive was similar to a reset everything because I lost all my recordings, season passes, settings, etc. So - this morning, I disconnected the esata drive and went back to using the internal drive. I confirmed there weren't any recordings that I wanted, wrote down my season passes and ran a reset everything on my HR24 using the internal drive. I set back up my season passes, settings, etc and so far - *knock on wood* - no slowdowns yet. However - with 0x06d8, the first day after a reboot usually didn't experience any problems. It wasn't until the 2nd or 3rd day that I would notice problems and a week before I noticed constant problems - so I will continue monitoring and post back. If I start having problems again - I'll switch back to the external drive and/or open up my owned HR24 and install the hard drive internally.