So i've been flying without a net for a while, meaning i haven't backed up externally in 8 years ( I know that i'm very stupid). I run a bare bones dell dimension with windows XP, 70gb hard drive 50%full. Today i noticed the old box running very sluggish and jumpy so...
With some newfound xmas cash decided to bite the bullet and started researching and looking for an external back-up solution. My head imediately started swimming with the amazon reviews and various other info overlaod, so I went to the local office depot (i know bad idea) and the sales guy pointed me to a clearance 500GB Maxtor one touch 4 plus. Looked sweet, until I got home installed it and read about plenty of problems on thier own support forum, mostly partitioning issues and usb interface problems.
I'm mostly worried about the photos and music on the home unit.
I'd like to have 2 places/partitions on the back-up unit:
One for "cold storage" meaning last years photos, old tax returns ect, and one spot for my current stuff and system back-up info.
Can anyone recomend a good system? I'm looking for a farily novice easy interface deal (if that even exists).