Hello MacRumors. I've been checking this site ever since I became a mac user. But I've come to a stage where I need to ask a question of the internet and google is responding poorly. I trust these forums and will be very grateful of any help. My external Seagate 250gb FW400 drive died yesterday from Final Cut murder. It may not be totally dead but most likely bad sectors. Anyhow that is another story. I need to replace it and plan on going to FW800. I looked about and the LaCie D2 drives look pretty good. Though they have Maxtor internals that I would prefer not to have, but really all drives are much the same. My main question is if that drive is recommended? and if not what would you recommended? Secondly I take it that a drive of 500gb size is actually two drives paired? If that is the case can I RAID them mirrored to automatically backup? and if so how, using disc utility? Thanks in advance.