Hi all. I just registered after reading the 26 pages in this thread. I have in my fileserver 2x ST3500630AS 1x ST3500841AS 1x ST3750330AS I have also bought two 1TB Seagate drives to expand with. So far none of them has failed, but this thread has really gotten me spooked. With the amount of data, I cant keep backups of it all. But for the essential data, I use on-line and off-line backup. I chose Seagate as they were highly recommended and came with a 5 year warranty, but after reading how they have been treating this problem, I can't keep recommending them. For people relying on optical media as a backup, I must mention that I have had discs fail (only high quality brand media) after little less than a year. I am looking into buying an Iomega Rev or a RDX backup station.