I am thinking about buying an external HDD. I am taking a class in Operating Systems that will require multiple formats and OS installs. I only have a laptop to work on, thus I don't want to use it as I will spend eons getting my system back to the way I had it. The solution: external HDD. So.... Any suggestions on which brands to get? Looking through them online, they seem to be different manufacturers than Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital and the common guys I know about. Also, suggest any places to buy other than New Egg and Tiger Direct? I am thinking I can go into my BIOS and just set "boot from USB" each time I need to work and not have any problems? Am I on the right track here? Thanks All!