looking for 1 tb external hard drive for storage. Obviously, reliability is first concern. Would prefer one with on/off switch and some sort of decent backup software. Speed and quiet obvious pluses. I use USB 2 only - no Firewire. Anyone have any recommendations? I have a Maxtor 750mb One Touch which has software from hell, is always on and has a blue led light that is always shining and that can serve as a reading lamp in an otherwise dark room. by the way - reading online recommendations has my head spinning. Looked at WD, Seagate (same as Maxotr?), Iomega etc. For every listed external, about half the reviewers love it and the other half hates it. Some claim WD are prone to failure (Maxtor too) while others cite having theirs for years without problem. Figured I'd give this forum a yell to try and gauge feedback.