When my previous external hard drive crashed, I went to Best Buy and was able to exchange it for another comparable priced external hard drive. My husband helped me to make a decision, and I ended up choosing a Western Digital My Book 750 GB Hard Drive.
So far, this hard drive is doing great. Time will tell though, because my previous hard drive did great as well, and then one day it just crashed on me and I lost all of my backup info. This hard drive is very fast, and I like the compact size of it. It looks like a book (thus, the name My Book) and fits underneath my computer monitor. It's blue light tells me when it is working, and it goes on and off with my computer. I have a lot of info that I must back up, so an external hard drive is a must for me.
The My Book External Hard Drive comes with a USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter and a Quick Install guide. It is compatible with Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS x 10.3+.
This is really a nice looking piece of equipment. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will hold up and keep my important information safely backed up for me.