So, I've come to the point where I need to buy an external drive for my MBP. I'm running out of storage and would like to be able to store photos & possibly maybe movies from iTunes on it, and also possibly some documents I need to keep but don't use often. I'd want to store all of these current things on it as well as go ahead and store some new documents, movies, etc. on it, too. I've never, ever had to get a hard drive before and was thinking of a portable one in either 750 GB or 1 TB so that I'd always have plenty of extra storage. I have a mid-2010 MBP, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 320 GB hard drive, running Lion & bootcamp with Windows XP. Don't know if you need all of that but there you go. Question 1 Which hard drive would be recommended for what I want? I don't want to spend a crazy amount on it (between $100-150 if possible). Question 2 I'm somewhat computer savvy but I have never ever had to use an external hard drive before. EVER. (don't laugh!) For what I want to use it for, would it work just to save stuff to it /transfer stuff to it similar to when you need to transfer stuff to a USB flash drive or is it more complicated? Like I said, I'm a newbie at external drives so please be kind! ---------- Okay, one more question... Would the size of the drive I want also be able to do backup or would I need 2nd drive for that?