Ok, let me explain my situation. My iBook (800Mhz G4, 348MB RAM, AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Combo Drive)'s internal 40GB hard drive is running out. Plus, the whole system is running kinda like crap. I could reformat and reinstall, but with nothing to back up onto, I thought a better soloution would be to buy an Firewire Hard Drive, hook it up to my iBook and install Tiger on to that when it comes out. Now, I was going to get a LaCie 250GB Firewire HDD. The one designed by that design firm that I can't remember the name of, Porche Design or something. It's in a misshapen cube-like metalic case. Anyway, I have heard that LaCie's drives often have problems (burnt out bridge-board, failed HDDs, etc...). However, I have heard that many other brands of Firewire drives, EXCEPT LaCie's have firmware incompatabilities with Mac OS X. This leaves me in a bit of a pickle. What should I do? Take a risk with the LaCie drive that may screw up, or take a risk with anouther brand that may just plain not work. Or is there a better option? Are there any other brands that I can look into? Also, remember I am in Australia, so I can't order stuff from an overseas store. I was going to get the LaCie drive from Harvey Norman's or CitySoftware.