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.
At the moment, Sony offers a VAIO TZ28 $4K ultraportable 11.1″ laptop with a 64GB solid state drive. To make things simple, a SSD is like a big USB flashdrive. There are a lot less moving parts, which means less chances of the HD breaking down. I have had HDs break down over the years, it’s quite annoying.