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What external hard drive is best out of these?

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I need a drive so I can backup everything that's important on my pc and also stuff I need to travel with. So I wanted at least 500GB space and feel like choosing one of these:




What external hard drive is best out of these?

I have never bought an external hard drive before and I need one that is going to be durable enough for me to take it on the road and planes. I don't want it to die and I just want one that is trouble free. I really don't want to spend so much money for nothing. I want to backup all of my important data so it's my life's work on the line. Please let me know which one is best and why. If you have any experience with them let me know...

Btw I heard Maxtor is the worst drive brand on the market... & I went to Seagates site yet I seen them advertise maxtor drives on there which they claimed were their "products". If Maxtor is made by Seagate I am really worried... I have a lot of friends that have lost all their data on Maxtor drives... I have no clue if Seagate is also Maxtor... But if so I'm worried...
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Seagate bought out Maxtor in December 2005. To all intents and purposes Maxtor branded drives made from January 2006 are effectively Seagate drives manufactured under new ownership.
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