So I worked at a client's house today and I had to take an external hard drive apart. The guy was a little frustrated at the 2 year old external hard drive and basically, the USB connector quit working (my USB to HDD tool worked just fine). So guess what? I get to come home with a free 500GB HDD!
Looks like I'll be transferring movies, music and misc stuff over to the HTPC some time this weekend.