Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
That looks like a fairly good choice overall. When you deal with Office Depot you are extremely limited in what hard drives you can get, but that is probably as good if not better than any other that they carry. The performance should be more of a factor of the hardware. You should be able to format the drive and lose the pre-installed software, but I'm not 100% certain on that (I don't by Seagate products due to their higher than normal failure rates compared to WDC). I've always been able to do it on all of the external WDC drives I've dealt with over the years.
Thanks for the input. I am replacing a WDC My Book non-portable drive which I bought in 2008. I don't know what it is with Office Depot but it almost seems like they're pushing Seagate products compared to WDC. They have a Toshiba for sale as well but that might be even more inferior brand than this Seagate I'm afraid. I'm going to format it in 5 minutes and start backing up my stuff.
Thanks again. +rep to all that chimed in with help.