I'm looking to set up a mac-mini-driven data archive, in the vicinity of 8-12 TB. RAID would be one approach but we're trying to keep costs down (this is a backup to another archive, so enterprise drives are not required) and I don't want to be stuck if the raid controller dies - a warning from our sysadmin. So I've been reading up on 2 TB drives (and, e.g. OWC 2-drive enclosures so I have 4 TB/enclosure). Most 2 TB all-in-one external drives seem to be bad news - I read of problems across multiple manufacturers with drives going to sleep and unable to wake them without cycling power and/or un-and-reconnecting them, which is ridiculous. As an alternative I'm considering buying enclosures like the aforementioned one (or, Icy Dock?) that work with FW800 (which rules out a lot of PC-compatible equipment) and putting in decent internal mechanisms (e.g., I hope they're better, Hitachi deskstar). Any suggestions out there would be much appreciated!