I think I've finally decided on going with an OWC external drive. I don't want to build my own, so I'm down to deciding between some of their external 3.5"s. I was thinking I'd go with the 500gb firewire 800 with the hitachi drive, and that I didn't want to spend the extra $50 for the 750gb one with the seagate barracuda 7200.11 drive. However, I did some more digging and came across one with the samsung spinpoint F1, and I've heard a lot of people talking about the F1 lately. Anyway, long story short, the samsung is $169 for a 750gb vs. the 750gb with the seagate for $189, and then of course my original choice of the 500gb hitachi for $139. What do you all think? Any particular internal drive that is better than others? Thanks again!