Hi all I have wasted about 5 hours researching hard drives and have yet to resolve the question of which one. I'm wondering if anyone can help me out I've narrowed it down to: LaCie Rugged 500GB G-drive mobile 500GB WD My Passport Studio 500GB They are all at similar price points and have a 3 year warranty. I am mainly looking at something that will back up my MBP using Time Machine. I'm a student and am working on a research subject and if I lost my research I would cry for hours. I'm looking for something portable that I can take with me to uni if required (won't be a daily occurrence). I can't determine which one is the best because I keep seeing a mix of bad and good reviews for all of them. I know you will all be subjective as well, but I thought if I could tap into people who have a bit more technical knowledge than myself I can somehow make a decision!