Alright guys, its that time again. Except unlike most people, I did my research, on both this site and others. The problem I've come down to is I can't decide on a final product from a list I've complied (see below), so I need YOUR advice as to what I should pick. Just as background knowledge, I intend to use this drive as a dual partition 1 TB external storage solution, with one partition going towards TM and the other towards HD movie storage and playing. In the future the HD movie partition will become a scratch drive for 3D chemical modeling. As such, I have a couple requirements: -Firewire 800 a must -Oxford chipsets a must -3.5" SATA for the enclosure a must (Future expansion) -1 TB 7200 RPM w/ 32+ MB cache drive a must (I know this isn't necessary for HD movie playback, but it is for 3D modeling) -Good heat dissipation by external case a must -My price range is $150-200ish (USD) Now onto my choices, which were determined by mass reviews, tech specs, etc...: External All-In Ones: OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 1.0TB Quad Interface Here This uses 1.0TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C, 32 MB cache, 7200 RPM drive. External Cases: IcyDock MB559UEB-1S Here If you picked this external, what color would you suggest to match an aluminum imac? White, Matte Black, Glossy Black? (I know color is worthless) OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 0GB Quad Interface Here This is the same as the above all-in-one, only a bare case to pick my own HD. Rosewill RX81-MP-SC- SLV Here External HD Choices for Enclosures Alight, after much research, I decided only two were viable options given recent Samsung and Seagate issues (dreaded .11 and .12 revisions), and would work nicely with external enclosures: HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive If you disagree with my choices, how about a Distinct recommendation different from my own. Thanks guys, that about covers it . Sorry for the long post, I just want to make sure I'm buying the best for my particular needs. As always, any HD purchase will be done via retail boxes, as OEMs via Newegg and Amazon have poor reputations for DOA and bad packaging.