My wife was re-arranging my desk and yanked the cable out of my external hard drive to my iMac. I got one of those error messages saying that you should eject it first, but wasn't that worried. Next thing I know my hard drive is telling me it is corrupted, and can only be read-only it to copy files off. I got some of my data but not all, and now it has a totally corrupted partition map. This is so frustrating. I bought a Mac because I thought it would be more secure. I was sick and tired of having to tweak with Windows 7 (or linux from time to time) and just wanted something to work without messing with it. I know it is a rare occurrence, but it is totally unacceptable in 2012 that you can just accidentally unplug a hard drive and mess it up its partition tables (while being idle). I'm so disappointed in Apple. Just FYI everything is vanilla, I'm not running paragon NTFS or anything. Before I get any flaming on what I could have done better (which I'm sure there are a few things), my whole point is that computers should just work without having to mess with it. Good to know Apple has the same flaw everyone else has. Argh.