I think either Western Digital or Seagate would serve you well. The 2 TB drives aren't that much more expensive these days, so you might want to consider them. You should also use it for making full system backups. You can use the free program Easeus Todo Backup Free, which you can download from http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm .
Hi. I have dozens of home video cassettes/dvds and also photos I'd like to back up onto an external storage device for long term storage and safe keeping. Some of the film on the cassettes are starting to tear when they are played so I'd like to keep a digital copy of everything and in one place.
Any recommendations on brands would be appreciated. I think 1 TB would be enough but I wouldn't want anything lower than that. Thanks