Today I got the notice from HP that my Seagate HDD had some problems and all I needed to do was update it's firmware. I had never bothered to backup my data and I am now looking for a removable hard drive. Here
is the link to the article from HP on the Seagate HDD problem.
I decided to back up all my information before I update my firmware, and now I need to decide what hard drive to get. Nearly all drives I looked at had some negative comments, whether it was slow transfer rate, it's a piece of junk, it overheats, etc. yet all also had good comments. If anyone knows of a good portable hard drive (I really only need a 500GB one) or can help my find a good one, that would be great.