I'm planning on making my MacbookPro my main machine at home since the bulk of my writing is done on my iMac at school. I plan to get an external hard drive to use with Time Machine and I got to thinking about the possibility of partitioning the drive to put my VDL samples on it as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good hard drive for this? I'm on a budget (which i know when you're talking suggestions on quality can pretty much end the conversation) but I'm looking for a good 7200rpm drive around the 200gig range that's compatible with Time Machine.
in addition, if having the samples on a separate, external drive is a bad idea, I'd like to hear suggestions on that too. :)