I agree about the SSD's. I had one of them with an Agility 3 120gb SSD that I got off newegg for $59.99 (no rebates), I wanted to compare between SSD and HDD and it was amazing, the only reason I put the HDD back is because I literally had zero space for any recordings. The wife made it clear she wants to record on any machine she's at and she's the boss, so I had no choice but to go HDD and sacrifice performance.
the 3tb handles 95% of the recordings though and for Black Friday I'll be looking for SSD's for all the HTPC's in addition to the 320gb HD's.
I only wish that I could schedule a recording on one HTPC and have that recording scheduled on the one that handles most of the recordings.