My iTunes disk is almost dead -- moral of story here -- run SMART Utility proactively -- don't wait until things are very wrong to figure out what's what.
Disk Utility is useless -- verification tells me that the disk is fine.
the nearly dead disk is a 3TB WD Caviar Green -- I need to replace it with another 3TB drive. I am looking, above all for reliability. With the Thailand floods, things are bad in the HD market...
Basic choices seem to be sticking with the same or getting a Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive or a HITACHI Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive.
Price wise the WD is the cheapest (double + the price of a couple of months ago), the Seagate $40 more, Hitachi in between.
Any words of wisdom welcome.