So I'm headed off to college this fall and I definitely need a backup device for my new 15" MBP -- the question is, which device is more appropriate for my situation. A Time Capsule or other external hd (WD MyBook, etc.)? I've done plenty of searching that yielded some mixed results on TC, namely that its expensive and somewhat slow. I'm not going to be using my MBP to edit videos, use photoshop or anything of that sort, but I do have a few gb's worth of pictures and music that I would like to store elsewhere so that it doesn't slow my computer down. I'd be willing to spend $299 for the 500gb TC if it did perform better than most external hd's, but I'm a first-time mac user so I'm much less knowledgeable than most people on here. What I do know is that TC continually uses more space after backing up and that it can be partitioned to have user data along with the regular TC data (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm really not into "building" my own external hd and I have a mobileme account (I'm not sure if iDisk could help me out in my situation). If someone could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot guys!