Keep reading these forums and you find that it's not a backup but a fast copy since there is no backup copy somewhere else plus the drive has no write protection feature.
Most of the losses appear to be bad luck (dropped the drive) to malware (which is where that write protection matters.)
I'd think it over how to get a real backup system going.
I need some tips on picking out an external hard drive. I will be using it to do backups on my 5 year old computer.
Right now I'm looking at a:
Seagate Freeagent go 120gb
and a simpletech signature mini 160gb http://www.amazon.com/SimpleTech-Signature-FS-U25-160BB-Blueberry/dp/B0012RCKOE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1217181517&sr=1-1
I need a good quality hard drive with good backup software. I don't want something thats going to crash next year.
Any tips are appreciated