Hello everybody! Thanks for taking a look at my post. I have a question about static electricity and an external HD. I recently bought a WD My Book 2 TB external HD for my 4 year old Blackbook. I'm now using Time Machine to back up all my data so I can recover everything if my HD ever crashes again (argh! ) Anyway, while using the My Book drive for the first time while it was about 65% done with the initial Time Machine backup I touched my Macbook and my finger accidentally transferred static electricity to my computer which still kept it functioning fine however it caused an error with the backup process and it ejected the My Book drive before the Time Machine backup was compete. I gave it a few seconds then I reconnected the external HD and reformatted it and successfully backed up the 190 GB of content on my computer's HD. So, the question is, how badly have I damaged the My Book backup by having this happen? Is it mostly likely fine and I dodged a bullet? Would it be worth the time in taking it back to the store and exchanging it for a new one? Am I being overly concerned here? Thing is, I probably spent 60 hours recovering all the data from backup CD's and I really want to avoid having to go through that again. Any advise/input is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks again for taking the time to read this thread.