Last December, when I created an ATI image of my internal hard drive to my 250GB LaCie external hard drive, I got a message saying something like "Bad Media. TrueImage cannot write." It then corrupted everything on my external drive. I used GetDataBack to retrieve the files but most of it was corrupted beyond repair. I'd had that drive for 18 months and never experienced any problems with it. Does ATI have a tendency to do this? I didn't post back then because the damage had been done. I just bought a new external drive and imaged to that instead, with no problems. I have since used that drive to back up other non-ATI stuff, I haven't used it to create any new ATI images. I'm very reluctant to do so as to lose any of the data on that drive would be a total disaster. The only solution is to buy a dedicated external hard drive but it seems like an unnecessary expense - I shouldn't have to do that. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?