USB drives are generally plug and play. Some come with an autorun feature to install backup software. I never use these the software. It's easy enough to copy and and paste files or folders from one drive to another and not be dependent on the software to get you out of a jam. All hard drives eventually fail. Anything that you feel must be saved to perpetuity should be duplicated more than once. USB externals should only be part of ones backup plan and not all of it.
I have a Dell Latitude D810 running on XP Pro. I want to save my work on a storage device. I have saved some work on disk, but not all of it worked out too well. I would like to get info on usb's, SD's, etc. as I don't know too much using them or how to choose what type.
I would appreciate any help even though I feel really dumb having to ask!