You can't put a larger drive in the 501. The 40 gig drive that's in there is married to the receiver - probably with drive id numbers or something. A lot of people have tried, and none have succeeded. The new 508 is supposed to be out soon with a larger drive, but of course Dish is sticking it to us on the price - they've said $499 for basically a 501 with an 80 gig drive.
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