I want to apologize off the bat because I know this is a popular topic but I seriously did search these forums for about 4 hours yesterday for external HDD related threads. As soon as I found a drive that most people here like I'll search for it on NewEgg or Amazon and while it might get decent reviews the negative reviews are terrible - being dead upon arrival, poor customer support, losing so much valuable data, etc. Let me tell you what I need. 1 TB drive with USB and Firewire 800. I was looking at Seagates and MyBook's and they both have their share of haters. This is the first time where searching for some technological piece of equipment that I have no idea what direction to go in and I need help. Any comments I'd appreciate.