hey ddp, speaking of hard drives, i have a spare 40gig hdd that i want to install, it has the old skinny black plug connector, which i bought an adapter for, cost me like 40 bucks, but it changes the ide to sata i guess. anyway, if i install it, what else do i need to get it to work? does it need to be formatted? do i have to go into the bios for it? i dont even know if its corrupt or not.. i dont think it is... i just want a run down how to do it.. will save me buying another one, although i would not mind getting a new one..say 200 gig or so. and i know i need to change the little plugs in the back, make it a secondary hdd. i have it set, and ready to go.. can ya give me some pointers?