How to choose the best external hard drive for you. Click on the picture to go to the product page on Buy.com.
If you just need more storage, a simple drive is for you.
I recommend the Western Digital 500GB My Book drive. I have one of these personally.
It features a USB 2.0 port and no fuss set up. $108 and Free Shipping
If you are an intermediate user that works with large images and need to connect via FireWire, USB, or eSATA, than this drive is for you.
It features 3 types of connections, eSATA, USB 2.0, and Firewire. $170 and Free Shipping
If you have media or files you want to share with other computers in the house, than the Buffalo LinkStation is for you.
This drive features 2 USB ports and a network port. The drive connects to your network like any computer, most likely through a free port on your router. Any file on the drive can be shared to any computer on the network. It’s that simple.
I really trust Buffalo drives. I have one as my main back up drive. $222 and Free Shipping