I have the time capsule and i've been trying to get it to work for over a year, and I've just given up on it. (That's for another post) Which is better to have, a portable hard drive or a desktop hard drive? And which is the best brand for a Macbook Pro? I recently just bought the Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desktop External HD as well as the Western Digital 1TB My Passport Essential Portable HD for my Macbook Pro and I just don't know which one to keep. Heres my dilemma: Portable: I can travel with it, no wires, and take it anywhere, but I heard they overheat and if you drop it, you're basically screwed Desktop: Plugged in via AC adapter, No risks of losing it, but cant really take it anywhere even though I don't really travel much with my laptop I don't know, I'm just soo undecided on which one to keep and which HD would benefit me more. Just wondering if anyone was ever in this situation or have any opinions/recommendations?