Amazon Canada has a smashing deal on a Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive. The price was $159.99 and is now $129.99.
I am a big fan of an external hard drive. Twice I have lost valuable stuff that I could not replace. Once because I didn't own a HD, and the other time because I hadn't backed up for 6 months. The last time was right before finals, and I basically lost all my notes since I type them. I was a basket case!
I price compared with Future Shop which offers the same HD @ $139.99. Tiger Direct had the HD listed at $129.97 but with $7.20 shipping added on, it is still costing more.
In my opinion an external hard drive is essential: it is a 'must' accessory if you have a computer. Back up your valuable pictures, music and correspondance so when your computer goes, what it holds onto doesn't.
2TB of space is all you will ever need in a hard drive. I think $130 is an amazing deal.
Do note, there are mixed reviews on this product - my guess is there are some lemons among the bunch. Never forget such products like these come with warranties. If you run into trouble with your HD running way too slow, never hesitate to invoke the warranty and get it checked out.