I just bought am External Seagate Xtreme 1TB hard drive and it failed in the 2 weeks. I've got everything backed up on my old WD hard drive. This is my first seagate and I'm still pissed off for the inconvenience and the current risk I have of my back up drive failing! I need a better solution since my data is very precious to me. Is SSD more 'fail safe'? Are there alternatives? THey are expensive but may be worth it - I just want to back up 500GB and have it save. I have most of my stuff on DVD-r which I never use and put away safe but this isn't really a great method. I hear about hard discs failing all the time and I can't afford for this to happen to me. I can't afford more than a 200GBP though so I guess SSD is out or the question juding by prices I've seen. It needs to be external storage for mac and pc and use usb2/fw400/800 - if an external case is required than that's ok. Any advice would be great - thanks. How likely is it that both discs would fail one after the other on a RAID 1 WD drive?