Is there such a thing as backing up an external hard drive, other than the obvious one of buying another one and copying all my files to it? I'm asking because I had an external hard drive (I forgot which brand it was as it was a couple of years ago), I had everything on it, assignments, presentations, movies, iTunes songs, pictures. Then it started making sounds and all of a sudden it stopped working. I almost cried! Anyway, I got a 1TB Western Digital a year (or two?) ago and so far it's been working great but I've dropped it twice. I don't know but I have a feeling that the same thing will happen as the old one.