I have a laptop with a maximum capacity of 80GB, which isn’t enough for my needs, but I don’t really know what specifications I should be looking for or where to spend my money. Googling brings up lots of sites and products but little information, and I’ll be spending enough money that I want to get it right. So, here are my needs:
: 300-500GB storage. More is acceptable, if it’s cheap enough.
: Fast access. I work with a lot of video footage.
: Reasonably quiet. The fan on my laptop (Toshiba Sat Pro A10) doesn’t bother me, but I don’t know how loud that particular model runs in dB.
: USB 2.0
Anything else I need to consider? I’m near-clueless when it comes to hardware.