Fully Linux-compatible USB hard drive
I posted once before about this a while ago but didn't get a response, so I thought I'd try again. I've searched the forums and net, but haven't been able to find much about specific drives.
I am looking for a way to make full backups of my system, as I have been having some issues with a possibly-failing hard drive and other hardware, and I need a better solution than using dar and burning slices to many cds. As this is potentially all my data at stake, I don't want to risk getting media that may fail or have problems with the transfer from a Linux box.
I run Slackware 10.2 (some people said it depends on the distro, not the OS), and would like an external USB hard drive of decent size (no need for something huge, but the bigger the better). My budget is pretty limited, but if I need to spend more money to get something more reliable I'm willing to do that too.
What I'm looking for is specific recommendations of drive models that hopefully are decently priced, available online, and, most importantly, are known to be able to be mounted from a Linux system and not have any compatibility issues. If people have used specific drives in the past and can recommend them, that would be great.
Thanks in advance.