Just had a WD 500gb hard drive crash which contained about 300gb of music. Going to do my best to recover all the files, but to do so I need to get another external HD set up first. After this experience, I want to find another 500gb hard drive that is the most dependable one possible so that this does not happen to me again. I have been researching and many people seem to think the best way to go is to buy an internal HD and an external enclosure and put them together myself. Is that really better than buying a pre-made external HD? If so, which components do you recommend, and if not, what external HDs are the most dependable? I would prefer to get something with both Firewire and USB so I can be flexible with how I use it.