I've been a fan of Scannerz for drive testing for some time. Today, the inevitable happened. An ancient, and I mean ancient external hard drive finally started beach balling, and I did a test on it with Scannerz, and it found a number of bad sectors (repeatable, so I know it's not the cable) so it's likely a head crash. This is an old, and I mean OLD external HD with a dual USB/FireWire interface made by the now defunct/bankrupt company, ACom. I got this thing (seriously) in 2003. I used to use it as a boot disk for my old iBook back then and when not using the iBook as a portable, I'd use it as a workstation and this drive would be the main drive. I then moved to a PPC Mac Mini and it still got a lot of use. In about 2008, because of its age, it really got relegated to doing nothing more that making redundant backups. I'm actually surprised it didn't fail earlier. I'm not even interested in trying to repair/recover or attempt to get the drive inside this internal enclosure working because of its age. However, even though it's only a Firewire 400/USB 2.0 interface, the housing is still useful. I'm considering just swapping out the drive and replacing it with a new, even bigger one, but as you might guess, being that old its using an IDE interface. To the best of my knowledge, no one's been making drives with IDE interfaces for some time, but I might be wrong. Considering how cheap HDs are these days, if I could get a big, fat one, with say 500GB of storage, this could actually make a decent backup drive. I know the interface isn't as fast as it could be, but for a backup drive, who cares? The question is, where to get one at a reasonable price? I see a fair number of these drives on the market, but an awful lot of them bear the label "refurbished" which makes me wary of them. Anyone know of a good, reliable source for old HDs like this that might still carry a real manufacturers warranty? Thanks.