I have been looking to buy an external hard disk for some time to backup my ever growing collection of videos, photos (especially of my new born baby), I have realised that it's time to get an external drive to make sure I don't lose anything if my hard drive crashes some day. I have been lucky with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 700m) so far, it hasn't crashed on me, but I certainly know that I wont be lucky for long. As usual I went to Ritchie Street (Bargain Best Buy in Chennai) and got the seagate freeagent, I wanted to get Western Digital MyBook, but unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere so I ended up buying Seagate, it costed me 4750 rupees(roughly 115 $). The reviews in the best buy/circuit city looks pretty good, so I think I bought a decent drive.
The power adapter that comes with it is for australia, so if anyone in India is buying it make sure you buy a adapter that fits Indian power outlet. But fortunately the power cord works well according to indian power output. The setup has been breeze, now I am off to transfer those songs and photos I have kept for a long time..