I will get some external HDs for my upcoming trip. It will probably be a Western Digital. I’m staying away from LaCie, that’s for sure. Honestly, I’m thinking that 4TB would be optimal for me right now, but backing up is a hassle. Can you imagine backing gigabytes and gigabytes away on DVDs? That’s what I’m doing right now and I’ve counted that I have to burn at least 100 DVDs of data before making a dent in my storage problems.