I didn't really know where to post this, as it is not specific to any mac item, but I figured someone here can help me. I posted the time capsule specific issue in the mac peripherals discussion, but there have been >230 views and no one has helped, so I am broadening the question and bringing it here. Here is the issue: I have a macmini, MBP and an imac. Up until two weeks ago each one was getting backed up to its own USB drive using TM. I than had the (no so bright) idea of buying a 2 TB time capsule thinking it would be cool to have a wireless router and hard drive combined. Initial backups to the TC went great. I than moved my iTunes library over to the TC. That worked great also. Than this week I started getting sparse bundle errors when my MBP backed up. Didn't have time to investigate what was going on so just ignored it. Yesterday I was listening to my iTunes library, located on the TC when the music just stopped.... Short of it is that AU was telling me there was an error on the TC disc..I played around with the settings and was able to get the error message to go away, but TC is not showing up in my finder or disk utility. I had 300 gigs of music (CD's recordings of bands I was in, friends recordings, etc) on that drive. To make matters worse the drive (LACIE) that I used as a second backup for my iTunes library has failed also... Fortunately, I think I have much of what was on that library on another drive at a friends house so all is not lost... Now, this kind of thing seems to happen every couple of years...I have some kind of hard drive error that results in data loss... I need a suggestions for a something that is foolproof...Suggestions??? Do I need to start backing up my drives to individual USB drives again? Do I also need to start backing up those super important things such as iTunes and iPhoto libraries to MULTIPLE drives ??? Was actually thinking of backing iPhoto and iTunes up to 2-3 different drives, and than storing one in a bank safe deposit box... Any advice is appreciated..I am so tired of having to restore files every year or two.