From all the information posted here about EHD's I decided to pick up a Maxtor 750 gig One Tough EHD. Got it a Fry's for $125. Everything worked fine in the connections and I activated with E*. The "few minutes" to format their website, the manual and the screen says it takes to format is turning into several hours. How long does formating the drive usually take? I have a VIP622. The light on the HD keeps blinking indicating it's working but it's now near 5 hours and nothing seems to be happening. I called tech support and the guy I got was dumber than I am. He couldn't answer and it was obvious he didn't know what he was talking about. I asked for a supervisor and was advised that support group was "not available" at present. Any information or help would be appreciated.