Hi. I have an Iomega ext HD 80GB which is my only backup HD. It has been serving me well but is running out of space. Lately, my school photography club's main ext hard disk crashed and files were totally not recoverble . It's a Seagate. So right now, i would like a firm and confident recommendation of which ext HD to use. I know Iomega is expensive, but do their quality justify their pricing? If they do, i dun mind paying the extra just to have a peace of mind. and also, this hard disk must be able to survive long periods of storage time in the dry box. For eg, some of my very important critical yet not oftenly opened files are currently saved into a stack of zip disks i have as they give me the confidence that they can survive stale storage for a long time(which i think is true as these disks are like 10-12 years old.)
Overall, i just need a good reliable ext HD, which i dun mind paying extra if it is really good, and must survive stale storage(meaning left untouched) for long periods of time. thanks!
btw, i have removed seagate from my list as my club's HD crashing is one of a nightmare, imagine 2 whole years of photographs of events just *poof*. though i might be quite unfair to seagate, i think it is just a physchological comfort not to use something i saw broken before.