Twenty years ago we kept photos in albums and music in Walkmans, but nowadays so much of our cherished content lives within our notebooks, leaving us just one hard drive failure away from uncontrollable sobs and swearing. Fortunately, external drives such as Buffalo’s MiniStation TurboUSB are available to provided a much-needed back-sup security blanket. The 320GB drive comes encased in a shock-resistant chassis to help safeguard data from physical damage, transfer speeds 62% faster than standard 4,200-rpm HDDs, and features Memeo AutoBackup for, well, backing up files, and Secure LockWare for drive, folder, and file encryption. A convenient wrap-around USB 2.0 cable housing keeps things tidy. The Buffalo MiniStation TurboUSB (320GB) is available now for $229.