Right now there are several good deals for portable harddrives: Western Digital's Passport, Seagate's FreeAgent Go, and Maxtor's One Touch Mini. I don't have a clue as to reliability and dependability of these portables. I have also read that external HDs can run hot and that Seagate offerings are more solidly built, but as with anything hardware there are bias' galore. Objective advice and suggestions please. Thanks.