My third WD drive will be my last. After a dead firewire port left me waiting for a refurb under my warranty, I began to question my brand loyalty. Despite their low cost, these drives have seemed me in the past to be reliable if not sturdy drives. Sadly, Western Digital shipped me ANOTHER faulty drive to replace the original one I had bought, the My Passport Studio 500 GB. The replacement refurb was consistently dismounting itself while I was using Final Cut, which was so infuriating that I leapt out of my chair and marched up 3rd Ave three blocks to buy a new G-Drive Mini 500GB. Seriously folks, don’t mess with Western Digital external drives, they’re bad news!