Ok, there are gazillion threads about external hard drives, but I've hit a buying dilemma and am after some advice. This week I'm planning on picking up a cheap 1TB external hard drive. Here in the UK, I was recommended a Toshiba, which looks nice, is quiet, and has a cool aluminium enclosure. The price is £74.95, which is about US$114. However, I've just browsed on Amazon, and there are a whole bunch of 1TB hard drives for about the same amount of money: - Western Digital Elements - Western Digital My Book - Maxtor - Buffalo drivestation Now I've heard things about Western Digital (good and bad), and Maxtor, and Toshiba is a well-known brand. Never heard of Buffalo. Notably the My Book is currently 43% off, although I don't know whether the higher RRP indicates it's a better drive or not. So before I pull the trigger, anybody got any recommendations? All are USB 2.0. I plan on using it as a Time Machine back-up for one computer (with a 500GB internal drive), and will probably divide it into two partitions so I've got another 500GB to use as a regular external drive as needed (I assume I can partition a disk and set Time Machine to use just one partition?).