I have recently picked up a V3 Pace Sky+ box and have ordered a £20 card from Sky to give me 4,5 etc. I had hoped that I could disconnect the HDD as I obviously can't use the "+" functions. However I have disconnected the HDD (both power and data) and when I start the box up the red power LED goes off and back on again every few seconds - I assume this is the unit re-booting because the HDD hasn't spun up? I have also tried switching off instand rewind etc in the Sky+ setup menu in the hope the HDD might spin down after a few minutes, but it would seem not What happens to Sky+ users if/when the HDD packs up - do you loose the ability to even watch Sky??? Any ideas Thanks, Rob.