I shared my experience in this comment:
Unfortunately all brands have problems. The most problematic for me have been Epsons, Lexmark and Brother. The best have been Canon. I have loved the canon printers i have had. HP laser jet printers tend to be good. If you have an HP you might need drivers that HP doesn’t provide. You might find this useful.
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Cloud Storage vs. USB Drives, Portable USB Flash Drive Data Storage Premium USB Blog. I was thinking today how often I have been reading that people are using things like DropBox/Mozy/Google documents more than USB/external hard drives. This gives you some good pros/cons why you might choose one over the other.