There is an old computer adage, it is not a question of if a hard drive is going to fail, but when? Just like death and taxes, hard drive failure will eventually happen to all of us. Protect yourself by backing up all your important data to another hard drive. If one drive fails, you have another copy of your important and irreplaceable files.
I have been recommending the Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus line of hard drives. These drives feature a five year warranty, much better than some manufacturers who only offer a one or three year. I also like the look of the brushed metal and black enclosure and the cool white indicator light. Running at 7200 RPM, with 16 MB of cache, this drive has enough performance for most of your needs. More importantly, it can be connected with either Firewire 400 or USB 2.0. This makes it a perfect cross platform drive for both mac and pc users.
Currently they are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 750GB.
Pros: Quiet 7200 RPM , Heavy Duty Case, Cool White Light.
Cons: No Firewire 800 or eSATA Connection.
List Price: $199.99
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