I have (had) an iomega 1TB external drive made up of 2 x 500GB Seagate HDDs and bound together using RAID 0. I used to have it with RAID 1 for redundancy, but when I ran out of space, I decided that I would have to lose the redundancy and have it as one large drive, so I did this. Ever since then it has been bugging me that they are not protected and their contents (200 odd Movies that I've ripped from DVDs) will be lost forever if something were to happen to the drives and so this morning I finally decided that I couldn't run the risk any longer and ordered a Drobo from Amazon with the aim of putting the two 500GB HDs (along with another 500GB and a 250GB I have lying around) in it, to give me just over 1TB of fully redundant storage. To this end, I thought that I had better clear off the drives and spread their contents over all the small drives and internal drives I have on my network so they would be ready when the Drobo arrives tomorrow to go straight in it. So, here I am, Monday morning, pressing the power button on the front of my iomega HD on what promises to be the last day of having a non redundant drive system. As soon as I pressed the power button, I knew that I was screwed - If ever you have had a hard drive fail on you, you will be able to recognise the clicking sound that they often make as the head fails to align to the disk and it was this sound that I was greeted with, followed closely by the red LED on the front of the case indicating that something was wrong... You guessed it, one of the two drives has completely failed (I've tried everything that I can think of to get it to work again, if only for 20 mins while I copy the files), but nothing has worked - in fact, it is worse as there is no sound at all any more; even the clicking noise would be nice. The even more irritating thing is that I've not only lost the contents of one 500GB HD, but I've lost both because they were in RAID 0 and to happen the day before my redundant array system arrives... it just has to be Sod's law! The only solace that I can find is that all I lost were the moves that I can re-rip, but that will take a lot more time that you would imagine with the organising in iTunes, finding artwork etc... If anyone knows a way to save the other drive, I'd appreciate it, but that's now why I'm posting, I just wanted to warn others not to make the same mistake that I did!