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I have several USB/firewire external hard disks. I have a batch file that does an xcopy to a dated directory. I run the batch file every so often and rotate the disks so that I have one on the desk, one in my safe and one in my dad's safe. I started with 20gb lacie drives which are nice and small but now have a couple of 160gb Maxtor one touch drives (I dont use the software that comes with them). I used to use tape, then CDs and then DVDs but none of them are as usable as the external drives. I still burn the odd DVD of essential stuff just in case but generally it's too much of a pain trying to work out what will fit on the disk, or too time consuming to do disk spanning. With the external drives I just plug in, run the batch file and leave it to it.