Originally Posted by Ragnos
Thanks for everyone's opinions so far!
Checked out the buffalo external hdds. They seemed reliable enough. They come with software that increases the price though.
I'll have to look at the Seagates before I make my decision.
As for storage size I was thinking 320GB or 500GB. I won't get a TB unless it's a good deal.
You are not paying for the software as you dont need it. I have not installed the software ever. You are paying for quality. How many people here have been able to say that they have had a External for 10 years with constant use and not had a single issue?
I know i can. My external may only be 250GB but it has been working for 10 years with being turned on almost daily. It has been written to more times than my internal drives which have failed me after 5 years. This External is now working with its 3rd PC in its lifetime. It is a total trooper. So yeah you pay a bit more, but when it counts i know that it will always be there.