I've just lost my second external hard drive (a WD MyBook Home) in 3
years. Going to look to replace it, but before I just buy another one,
I'd be interested in what experiences you guys have here.

USB or Firewire connection, 1-2 TB storage, and with adequate cooling
would be best.

Looking to spend < $200 if possible, but resilience is more important (to
a point).

The drive serves as a backup for the most part, so nothing major has been
lost with these two drive failures (the first was a Maxtor) - but
annoying that the backup drives have lasted for a shorter time period
than the primary drives in the systems being backed up.


Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1, CLA10, CLP10
Novell Technical Training