Any opinions out there on the best portable USB hard drive to buy? I've bought several in the recent years, and although they all "work" fine, all the recent ones seem to mount extra garbage such as CD partitions that CANNOT be removed. These extra, unremovable partitions do not harm anything, but they are _annoying_ as heck.
Most drives come NTFS formatted, but that's OK since I can reformat them to ext3. Most drives come with extra worthless software on them, which is also OK because it is easily removed or gets wiped off while reformatting.
Latest drive I bought was Western Digital My Passport Essential. Nice hardware, but utterly infuriating, unchangeable partitioning. See other threads here on FedoraForum to see problems that others have had trying to remove those ISO660 partitions.
Any suggestions for good USB hard drives that play nice? (Preferably 300GB or larger.)
Running F8 and F12 on various X86 PCs