One of the deals in today's offers at Dell Canada is this Iomega 500GB Portable Hard Drive, which is half price - down from $99.99 to $49.99!
There are only 2 customer ratings on this hard drive on the Dell site, and neither of them are very positive. One person had a big problem with the software (which isn't a problem to me, just use your windows file system) and the other person said it didn't work with his server. However, over on Amazon.ca, there are a few reviews of the black colour, and they seem a lot more positive. For example:
I bought this hard drive as a backup for my laptop and I am very happy with my purchase.
I am really pleased with this purchase. It matches my red laptop and works well. Transfers file quickly. Very light.
So if you have a lot of digital photos and possibly digital camcorder footage stored on your home computer and don't have a back-up, I'd really recommend buying some sort of external storage device, like this one. Every month or two, you could copy all the important files from your home computer or laptop, and then put the hard drive away in a safe place.