best external drive for system back ups?
question from a lurker here -- any help MUCH appreciated.
i am in the market for an external hard drive, first to transfer files from my old system to my new one, and second to keep a regular back up of my new system.
what is the most reliable, hassle free 160 gig drive for this purpose? it can be either firewire only or firewire / usb 2.0 duo.
i have done A LOT of looking around online, reading reviews, etc. people's opinions differ so much. so far i am biased away from the maxtor 160 as i have read horror stories about failures.
i am leaning towards the seagate 160, but the lacie 160s also look good. i just don't want the thing to crap out on me and go through the hassle of returning it. and as far as the "one button" backup features go, i figure there is a software option out there to back up my system to my satisfaction, regardless of what comes with the drive.