Just wanted to add one more HDD entry to the XS35 successful swap list:
HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725025GLAT80 (00A35390) 250GB
I got it from:
Newegg.com; search for 22-145-212 (I tried to put in the URL, but this
is my first post so I'm not allowed to do so yet...)
and it cost me just under $60 with shipping. Thanks to nextoo for the wonderful instructions on doing non-original HDD swaps!
The original 160GB HDD isn't failing yet (knock on wood), but the DVD burner just doesn't want to make any usable CDRs anymore so I'm running out of space. I'm not looking forward to the idea of spending $200+ on replacing the DVD burner so I decided to drop a new HDD in and fill that one up while investigating options for the DVD burner.
As expected, the new HDD "only" shows the 160GB/72.X hour capacity after following nextoo's HDD swap instructions. After format, I did a short capture and playback to verify that the new HDD worked. I was also able to drop the original 160GB HDD back in and it still works. I have 5+ hours left on the original HDD so I'll use that up and then move onto the next phase.
In the next phase, I'm going to setup an external drive enclosure and then attach the new HDD again. The original HDD will get labeled, put in a static bag and put on the shelf. Accessing the captures on the original HDD will require swapping the drive, but that'll be easier to do in the external drive enclosure than in the original case.