So this is the second 2TB external drive I've had go out in the last year. Both were working drives for my new film Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. After the last big crash, I saved the bulk of my files to BluRay BD-Rs using Toast. So now the reconstruction begins. I have decided to buy cheaper USB 3.0 drives to store the files on, then shelve afterwards. The Firewire 800 drives are more expensive and having them connected all the time reduces drive life. I will keep one Firewire drive connected as a working space and then use the USB drives to archive/backup my work.