As of today I am the not so proud owner of three seagate hard drives that don't work.I just bought a fourth one 1tb that feels cheaper than the other three,1tb,2tb,4tb. I also have a transcend 1tb that is now reading iMac cannot repair transfer to new hard drive asap. Since this transcend lasted about three years I was going to order another one but after reading the reviews ( my original I bought off someone ) they seem about the same as seagate. It would be nice if I could find something reliable for a freakin change, but does that mean I have to go above $500 U.S.? Also I will need two since I need a backup. Opinions and ideas appreciated.