Just a note to the people out there who are way smarter than me.... When you have that thought.... hey, that's a little too close to be putting that glass of water to my laptop. Well. You probably shouldn't put that glass of water there.
So my internal hard drive died on my studio computer Thursday and I knocked part of a glass of water into my CD-ROM burner and then another USB external drive just died on me. It appears that knocking it off your coffee table a couple o' times isn't good for it!
Luckily though i went to Fry's and a new Seagate 500 GB external hard drive is only $89.99. And because I'm a paranoid backup freak I still have my primary backup drive.
So if you're going to be an idiot take a lesson from me. You need two backup drives: backup drive number one and the backup of the primary backup drive number one.