So, my hard drive crashed. There's actually a burn mark on one of the chips, and data recovery people want a ton of money. I had most of the stuff backed up on CD's back in August, but I didn't have my 30gb of music, nor my email from the last 4 years. Damn. So now I have a new hard drive and I need a solid backup plan. I want to get an external drive and set some kind of program that does a backup a few times per week. Is there such a program? And what brand of hard drive is best? Is there a brand that is better than the others or are they all the same? My current hd is a 160gb, should the backup be the same size? Thanks!