So I've been reading and researching all threads concerning backup storage solutions and comparing them to reviews on newegg and amazon. Sifting through them took some time and patience but I think I narrowed it down to some decent items. I think it was Cave Man who mentioned in one of his posts that he'll never again settle for another "canned" drive and I'm beginning to think that this is solid advice considering the costs involved in data retrieval. I'd rather spend a couple more dollars up front than thousands recovering data. I almost pulled the trigger on a WD My Book Studio II but there were several complaints that daisy chaining through FW800 was a major issue and their tech support isn't even aware of this feature. I even considered a 1TB Time Capsule but I think my needs will be met with either the ICY DOCK MB559UEB-1S or ICY DOCK MB662UEAB-2S or both! I have a HUGE media library and I'm running out of space on my iMac so I need to make a decision fast. I'm thinking of making the 1S my dedicated backup for Time Machine and the 2S for all of my media. Now what it comes down to are the actual hard drives. I'm debating between Seagate or WD and even some Hitachi drives are pretty decent. 1.5TB are out of the picture for me because I've read several posts in regards to instability issues with 1.5 drives. So it'll be either 1TB or I'll bump it up to 2TB drives. As far as price in concerned, it might just be cheaper to stick with a 2X-1S Icy Dock set up and just daisy chain it through FW800 than deal with RAID and pulling hairs on choosing the proper drives for the 2S. Your thoughts.