Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:08 PM
An external hard drive plugs into a USB port but has a much higher capacity than a flash drive. They are used mainly for file storage....Back-ups to an external drive will ensure that you have exact copies of the files or programs and are much less likely to become lost or corrupt. CD's are an option but as was stated they can be easily damaged.
Most stores like BestBuy, Staples, CompUSA, and even Wal-Mart carry externals at a very reasonable price.
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?