Thanks for answering. I have a 60GB drive in my 17" PB. I need more storage - essentially for travel. I have a 200GB LaCie but that's way too heavy for transport, so I'm really looking for something external that's solid and fast. Has anyone experience with the large-capacity pocket drives or the firelite drives from SmartDisk? Thanks again. On Dec 7, 2003, at 9:32 AM, gkar at mac wrote: > On 12/7/03 7:41 AM, "David DelMonte" <ddelmonte at mac.com> wrote: > >> Can anyone recommend a high-capacity portable storage device. I was >> thinking along the lines of a LaCie Pocket Drive. > > How do you intend to use this drive? If you are looking for a drive to > travel with the Pocket Drive is a good choice; but if you mostly need a > drive for conveniently backing up data there are less expensive > choices. I > have a 40 gig Pocket Drive at work that contains a cloned drive for my > lab > and it performs that job quite well. > > Note: traveling with a hard drive, even the fairly small and light > Pocket > Drive, can be a pain. But once you begin using it, traveling without > it can > be just as painful. In the long run you might be better off getting > your > internal drive replaced with a larger one.