So… I’m rapidly running out of space. Plus, I have no way to backup my pictures, movies, data, etc, and I’m due for a fresh format.
I’m looking for something in the $100 range. Around 500gigs plus ought to do me. I know very little about what I should be looking for at this point. I’ve heard some hazy suggestions that 5400rpm models are more stable than 7200rpm models, but I’m not really sure. I’m also considering something that is powered through USB2.0 (IE, no external adapter) but am unsure how well those work.
I’m looking at something roughly like this:
Any thoughts? If I had movies backed-up on this, would the drive be fast enough to watch directly off of it?