IMHO I still would invest in a Western Digital external Hard Drive and backup Using Acronis Full Image and Restore. I find the other parts of Acronis TI more trouble than they are worth but the Full Image Backup and Restore I have found to be reliable. I think you can buy a W.D. 160G drive for between 50 and $100. They have bigger drives for just a tad more. It's well worth the expense for your peace of mind. I just had to restore both Puters due to a bad program wiping out essential files and was back up in an hour.