It is expensive. The reason for this is that it is 2TBs. This is considered huge, the cutting edge of hard disk technology. Therefore, you will pay a premium for it. If I were you, I would seriously consider whether you actually need 2TBs. If you do, then you will have to pay a premium, and this is one of your few choices. Unless you know that you need an inordinate amount of space, I really doubt you will use even half of it. Games should be installed on an internal hard disk, this is external. Also, though games are big, they will not come close to 2TB unless you have about 400-600 massive games all installed at the same time. External hard disk are for backup, and I have no idea what you need to backup that size. Even family photographs very, very rarely come to more than 100GB, and that would be an astronomically large number of massive resolution photos. I would imagine that the very biggest needed would be 1TB to guarantee that you will not fill it, around the $70 mark, with far more choice in design and manufacturer, and my personal favourite manufacturer of hard disks is Western Digital, what you have selected.
Tell me what you need it for, and we can discuss it in more detail, and come to a good hard disk to buy. Also, it is USB 2.0, slower and older than USB 3.0. However, to use USB 3.0 (a brand spanking new technology), you would need to open your PC and insert a PCI-E USB 3.0 card, and pay a premium for any equipment, probably not worth it yet. If I were you, I would just go for 1TB and USB 2.0, however, we probably should have more discussion first, so that we can make sure you pick the correct hard disk.
P.S. Do you really still use Windows 98?
Edited by niemiro, 31 May 2010 - 04:45 AM.