I was wondering what you guys would recommend for external hard drives. I have a total of 40 gigs of storage on my current comp. I want an external because i want to move around my media files around to other places. My budget is around 150-200. Something decent and reliable cuz i don't want to lose anything. So please, if you guys have any suggestions on what i should be getting i'd appreciate it.
One thing I do is to go on newegg, use their seach engine to whittle down what's availiable to your preferred price-range, size, interface, etc, then start looking into the ratings and customer reviews. I've had few problems doing it this way, built my pc almost entirely using that method and I wasn't disappointed. If you're still not sure, copy the product's name and the word 'review' into google and see what you find.
I have a very nice USB 250GB Westernal Digital, dropped at a few times, quite badly. Now makes a slight noise, but still excellent, and as good as silent. What ever you get make sure that its USB 2.0 compatable, otherwise its as good as pointless.