what external hard drive should I buy to save a 2009 MacBook Pro with USB 2.0 port?

I want to back up the hard drive on my circa 2009 MacBook Pro (13 '') with Snow Leopard.  There are so many things out there and I want to get the right one!  My MacBook has only a USB 2.0 port.  I need to do this because I take the machine to have the battery replaced and because I am buying a new machine soon and would like to transfer things I backed up on my new machine.  Any recommendations for what is the most appropriate portable drive would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

Frances

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