Ok, so if any of you have been watching the top post in this forum, you will see that I have lost a 2TB hard drive that had LOTS of important data on it. There are a few steps that I have been given to try that I am going to do. After that I think I am going to have to send it off to try to have the data recovered. I am in Afghanistan and wont be able to do that until after I get back to the States. So I am looking to get another hard drive to replace it. The one that I lost is a WD My Book. It had a 2TB green HD in it. I have seen on here and other places that they really don't have that good of a reputation. I also have a Seagate 3TB external that I have had no issues with. I really like it. To try to recover the HD that crashed, I bought a HD dock. Didn't work, but I have it now. To my main question, should I get an external HD, or should I just get a bare bones HD and use the dock? Keep in mind, I am in Afghanistan, so I have to worry about dust and all. But I only have my comp stuff in the office which isn't that bad. Any suggestions? For what I am doing, I don't need a high speed transfer rate or anything. But give me your thoughts and concerns. And if you have a specific model that you think would be the best, let me know. Thanks guys and gals!