As every Tivo Series-3 owner knows, there is an external-SATA interface port on the back of the S3 unit. I was just poking around the StageA bootup directory on my S3 (software v8.0.1c), trying to verify the kickstart codes for another post. And this is what I found on my S3:
Very interesting. I wonder if Tivo has gotten hard drive divorces built into the system software, yet. There are a few telling splash images in the /tvbin directory.
echo "Kickstart code 6 2 - initialize E-SATA drive"