This is not my list but the items include.
1. More than one copy.
2. Offsite copies.
3. Write protect on the media.
Your USB drive is a fine copy but fails as a backup device. The common USB drive meets none of the above criteria.
BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE A FINE COPY...
Hello out there. This is my first post, so sorry if I'm doing it wrong!
I just purchased a MyBook essential 250GB hard drive for backup purposes (yes, I know that it is not ideal, but for now, better than nothing!) It did not come with any software, but I can drag and drop files / folders into it. This seems adaquate for protecting these specific files. What other big advantages would I get from additional software (such as Genie backup manager, Ghost, retrospect, etc.)?
Thanks in advance.