I had my Maxtor One touch III 750 GB drive croak on me with less than 3 mons. use! I'd like to know what kind of luck other people out there are having with their external drives. I for one haven't had good luck with Maxtors in general. I had one in my Series 2 Tivo that croaked after about 1.5 yrs use. Note that I use UPS on all of my devices. Are there any drives that can stand up to the DVR punishment?