Well I recently ran into $1700. Most of it will be used to buy new furniture for my apartment. However my wife has another $1500 pending. With the $1500 Im looking to buy a HD with atleast 1.5TB of space, 7200RPM would be good, large cache, and atleast USB2.0 again eSATA would be good or firewire which ever is fastest. I will also need a compatible enclosure for said HD. Im not looking to spend a huge amount. Somewhere in the ball park of $100-$120 for all of it. And now for the most important thing. I will be using it to store backups of movies, games, software, and incremental OS backups for both laptops. I will also be storing pictures, wallpapers, music, and college work. Pretty much anything and everything. I will not be using it to install software to and run said software from the external. What are your thoughts? Can you help me find some HDs that meet the requirements? Enclosures that meet the HDs requirements?