A while back I bought a nifty 250G external LaCie drive as a "backup" for my trusty little 12" PB. I diligently used the backup and cleaned up the drive on the PB. After a few months the LaCie drive failed loosing all the stored data. Last fall I bought a MacBook to replace the aged but still functioning PB. I felt this was a good choice seeing how reliable the PB has been. Gradually I transitioned to using the MB more and more. It was a slow transition because in many ways I prefer the old PB to the new MB. Suddenly without warning the hardrive on the new MB fails.(optical reader crapped) I lost a bit of data which can mostly be recovered. The MacBook was fixed under warrantee but now I'm starting anew and I don't really trust it. I need a RELIABLE backup! Also one easy to use. I'll be using windows via bootcamp also and will need to have a system to back up that partition too. This is all most annoying and time consuming. Anyone have a simple reliable suggestion to backup both the mac and windows areas of the new MacBook??? I'm using the old PowerBook now in frustration with the new machine. With the new hardrive they included a fresh OS with fresh whistles and bells from apple which I'm not terribly keen on trying to figure out.