Well, the cats did it ...

From: Mike Robinson 

One moment, I step away from my desk.  Two minutes later, everything =
that once was on my desk is now on the floor.

Fortunately, the MacBook Pro survived.

Unfortunately, the 500GB external (backup) drive did not.

My most-immediate concern, therefore, is to quickly and very-reliably =
find a source for a drive of comparable capacity that I can drop into =
the existing appears-to still-be-working hard drive enclosure.  (The =
drive is the usual small size, about 3x5" ...)  I know how to take it =
from there =96 format the new drive, designate it as a backup volume.  =
It was never anything -but- backups, so I did not actually lose anything =
irretrievable, but I cannot afford to run even one small day without =

Stateline Electronics?

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Pretty sure I have a 2.5" 750GB hybrid drive around here somewhere. -AW

=============================================================== From: Jon Stanford ------------------------------------------------------ I just pulled out a 500gb HDD from my new laptop I don't really need. Aaron Welch wrote: