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Shopping for a new external storage device is easy. There isn't much difference between the brand names. So unless you're partial to Seagate over Hitachi, for example, pay attention to the details of what you need and then search online for the best price. In terms of comparison shopping and research, there are plenty of great sites on the Web. Type "external hard drive review" into your favorite search engine and you'll find more than enough. Then, when you think you know the model you're looking for, shop at your favorite online computer store or just type the model name and number into the search engine and see what sellers come up.