It's been widely agreed that "backup" includes features such as:
1. Multiple copies.
2. Write protected media.
3. Removal from the backup site.
Hard disks can fail this unless you find an unit with a write protect feature (the virus/bug/issue can wipe out the backup.) And most will not get 3 backup media so you have minimum of one copy offsite, one local and one being written to.
It's sad that marketing of such devices do not tell the full story.
I'm looking for an external hard drive to back up my ACT software as well as the rest of my hard drive. I'm running win 2000 pro. on a desk top, and want to open this back up drive on a laptop running XP.
I've looked at Maxtor onetouch 2, and the reviews from users are very bad...
Any help would be great! Thanks.