I assume it has the bigger hard drive. I first went to the 96th street TWC location in Manhattan and all they had was the old, crappy, Scientific Atlanta boxes. I then went to the 23rd street location where I swapped the box for a new Samsung 3270. I asked if they had a Cisco box but they seemed confused and said they had Samsung boxes.I can't say. This is for my mother and she probably doesn't even know what an external hard drive is.