I'm headed to college in the fall, and I'm going through the list of items I must have in college. I figure I need a backup hard drive for that rainy day (that will never come probably ) when my PowerBook fails for some reason or other. Now, what I can't decide is whether its better for me I to get an iPod 30GB or 60GB and use it as both my music player and backup HDD or get an external HDD to be the backup (and then just get an iPod mini 6GB as my music player). If I use the iPod as the backup, it would kill 2 birds with one stone, save money, but I would probably only save my Home space on it (I don't mind having to reinstall Tiger if something bad happens as long as I have a backup of my Home space). If I get a seperate external HDD, it would be an 80GB to match my PowerBook, and I'd have a perfect clone of my entire HDD in there and I could just restore everything from the there if something bad happened. I could then just get an iPod mini 6GB for my music (I have a small collection; the mini probably wouldn't fill up until next year I expect.) Any help on making this decision would be appreciated. P.S. One thing that did come to mind was the fact that the iPod 60GB could be more easily stolen in college than an external HDD, especially since I would take it everywhere.