Or get our hands on a compressed HD image that we can write to the drive with a PC, and then install internally. I'd bet this is how the people selling "kits" do it.I think you mean you formatted the drive internally, correct? As soon as you install a drive internally, it gets formatted when you power on the box. What we need to figure out is how to format the drive externally (via a the external SATA port). This would allow us to install a drive larger than 160GB (1TB, etc).