I'll be leaving for India, bringing my laptop with a small (28gb) HD, so I'll want an external HD for more space and I'll keep a copy of all my important things on both HDs, in case something fails. While I'll be living for a over a year in the country, I won't be living a stable life with an apartment where I can just keep my fragile things. So, I'm not sure if a typical HD
will be enough (it's possible to connect it through USB 2.0), or if I need to use a HD specifically designed to be portable (such as this
*). Keep in mind the dust and heat of this country, as well as how irresponsible I am with fragile things.
Thank you for your time,
*I'm not actually considering this specific external HD; it has a bad reputation.