ok guys & gals... i have a 1.67ghz powerbook with 80 gigs of internal drive space data that i CANNOT afford to lose! i don't do any fancy video editing (*yet, but possibly in the future) i think what im looking for is maybe a one touch solution, or something i can administer myself with a separate partition for non critical files i don't want to keep on my book (its getting kinda full)... i know all you macs headz are into the lacie thing, im a seagate & wd fan myself and have never owned a lacie product. any ideas, suggestions, you're stoopid comments are welcomed! cheers! -sonicj ohh yea.. my target budget is maybe $200 on newegg. give or take... if you can justify spending more, then so be it, i'll do whats best for the dollar and spend the extra cheese! holla!