So, my external FW-IDE drive seems to be getting more and more unreliable, but I'm thinking it's the interface in the enclosure and not the drive itself. I tried moving it's entirety back to my internal drive and got I/O errors and a no go. Now moving it to another external USB drive and it's taking about 3 hours - not a good indication. So now, should I get another external enclosure to test, or should I just pony up the $ for a larger internal SATA 2.5" drive? The enclosure is a much cheaper solution at the moment. Of course, having to get the 2.5" drive would preclude my being able to afford an iPhone. Crap!