Ouch thats really got to hurt. Personal I got a toss up with Seagate I have had HDs from them that lasted 8 years. That I have kept around as back ups and I have had them die with in 8 months. LOL now I just get what I can find on the cheap and keep lots of back ups just in case. I kinda wish they would bring back the zipdisc drives back though Im doing good with USB drives.