hi, as mention on the topic, i need an external HD, since my 60gb pbook drive is almost full, plus i'll be starting some classes in Audio Production and that takes a lot of space.....so after looking at some external drives like Lacie and other, i decided that it's cheaper for me to buy an internal drive and buy an external enclosure.......... ...i looked at Amazon.com and found a 200GB 7,200rpm MAXTOR drive with 8mb buffer.......well here are the specs.... Features: 8 MB buffer size Compatible with Windows operating systems 200 GB storage capacity 7,200 RPM Ultra EIDE ATA/133 interface and i've been thinking about getting NextStar ext. enclosure... What advices can you guys give me?........i'll be paying 115 for the Drive plus 40 for the Ext. Enclosure, which is somewhat around 150......should i just put extra $50 and buy an external Drive, or will this work?........... can you give me advice on another good internal drive and enclosure?... last question..... the internal drive doesn't have to specify that's for Macs right? it'll work for both platforms?