I bought a new external portable Hard Drive to replace my failing 80Gb Firelite. Following the advise of an Apple "genius", i grabbed a G-Drive mini 160Gb - nice looking, if a little bulkier than the firelite, the cooling system was impressive enough to persuade me that this was THE ideal portable data solution. So I transfered my valuable data onto it on Saturday, formating the drive in OS 10.5, I worked on it a little bit on Sunday, prepared some files to use at the office today. An hour ago, when I plugged the drive into my office computer (using 10.4, BTW), to grab those files and send them to my client, I realized with horror that the damn thing had emptied itself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really don't understand and never seen that before - failing hard drives are common and I've had my share, but never seen anything wiping itself out like that - even the name of the hard drive was restored from whatever i had called it to the factory default "G-Drive mini" and went back to 146Gb or so available (I had copied over 75Gb of data on saturday. DO ANYONE KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ??? - Would it be an incompatibility from 10.5 to 10.4? - After formating the drive, I customized the icon of the drive to one that was supplied in the install CD, thru Copy/Paste in the "Information" window...would it be the reaon ? it still worked fine afterward.. I am tempted to return the thing and grab one of those LaCie one I was going to get before being advised by a Genius to "go for the G-Drive if want(ed) reliability (I actually got quite the opposite). ANY Advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!