Heya Everyone, I'm not sure if this is in the right area. I bought the as above mentioned external hard drive at an Osaka store. I was debating between a Buffalo HD and Lacie. With the mostly good reviews on Lacie, I decided to go with it. I could find only a small handful of reviews or feedback about Buffalo hd's these last few weeks. I am using this hd mainly for backing up photos I take. I've been scanning around the forum for the evening, and I just can't find specific answers to my questions. Sorry if this has been answered somewhere already (maybe send me a link if this is a case please), but here we go: 1) the power adapter plugs from the power brick to the hd box, and from the brick to the power are almost loose. (they wiggle) is this normal?? I would figure a connection coming loose in the middle of a transfer would not be a good thing. Right? right? Which leads me to question 2) So, I thought I should just test out transfer situations. I plugged in the hd with all the necessary cables ( power and 800 firewire ) and turned it on. I went to the finder window, and dragged and dropped 4 (total of ~1.3 mb) onto the LACIE DISK icon. Under this LACIE DISK Icon it showed the four test files. After just a second or two, I quickly unplugged the loose power adapter. The warning message of the Removal of a device comes on. I then plug the adapter back in, and the LACIE DISK Icon comes back on, but without the files. I did this test a few more times, a couple of times, the files were there, and a couple of other times they weren't. My main goal with this test is of course, to see if disconnecting ( accidentally, for example knocking the cable while walking and such ) will affect the transfer, with maybe a loss of files in the process. So, I guess, if someone might be able to explain to me what is happening with this, that'd be great. Is this that the files haven't finished transferring, and I am interrupting the transfer on some of my test attempts ( the ones where the files are not on the drive when i reconnect) ? which leads me to the last question: 3)Is there a utility that's with Lacie on the c.d. that lets me see transfer process? Is there something I have to activate/install a program before using this hd? Thanks Anyone and All who can give me some feedback here. --->UPDATE: I just did another test. I copied a folder with 92 images at 1.3gb to the hard drive. It had a progress window up, and took about 30 seconds I think to copy to the drive. After doing this, I unplugged (msg or device removal came up ) and then I plugged back in and it was fine. Interesting?