When I got home from the bookstore, I found the transfer had stopped. Instead of restarting it, I shut down the computer and replaced the drive. I had also purchased a box that converts an internal drive into an external drive. I popped the old drive in it and began moving files. This arrangement actually moved things along much faster than when I was transferring from the computer to my network drive--3 times faster! All but one show got moved. I also discovered that the failed drive is under warranty.
Finally - if you are a writer, editor, producer, or creator of science-related media, you should seriously consider applying for Launch Pad. If you are interested in attending an event you will remember for the rest of your life, then apply. Professor Brotherton has created a unique program that brings together some of the best people you will ever meet for a memorable week-long experience. If you don't get picked, apply again, and again. Once you go, you will want to support this project in any way possible.