I've been a big fan of Western Digital for years, but recently I'm having some problems Western Digital (WD) either cannot resolve or they selected not to when they have before. Let me tell you why and I'd like you to tell me if you've had the same or different problems. I have a My Book Studio Edition II Firewire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0 connected to a Mac Mini Server using Firewire 800. It is a 6 TB model. My Mac is a recent model Mac Mini Server running OS X 10.8.x. 1) The drive is the *second* one that I've owned. The one that I bought new was replaced with the same model under warranty when the original one started throwing errors about the drive "having a problem" and "to contact technical support" a pop-up appears (source unknown) to warn me about this. I check the console logs and I find this "WDDriveManagerService: WDDriveManager received a non-zero Array StatusL 1, on Drive 'xxxxxxx' ". WD replaced me previous drive immediately under warranty when this happened now not so much. They blew me off and told me to keep using the drive. I'm skeptical at this point about the change in direction they are taking and the error happens at least daily now. 2) WD's management software displays TWO icons in my Finder menu bar. I submitted a trouble ticket about that too this morning. I've always know WD's software sucks and the sucking continues it seems. I'm concerned I'm getting the run around about #1. Anyone else experience this? What vendor are you going with these days?