Hopefully this is a "softball" question for knowledgeable people to advise on (when I ask for help, it is usually for odd and possibly inexplicable problems).
I have a Windows 10 tablet - w/ a keyboard, so it is a hybrid. I like it, even though it is sluggish due to it's unimpressive Atom processor. On the plus side the battery lasts for a long time, due to it's low-wattage Atom processor. I like windows 10 too, I think it is very similar to 8.1, which I also like and I don't give a damn what the Tech bloggers say about win 8.
I would like to make restore images of my tablet and store them (probably via Macrium Reflect). I have a 2TB external hard drive, which I encrypted for no good reason, but it took ~30 hours to encrypt in the first place, so I am loath to un-encrypt it. My desktop also has a 1TB hard drive which is mostly empty. I have yet to attempt to simply hook up my Tablet to my Desktop, because I might not actually own the required cable - literally the cords for every USB device I have, have a standard USB connector at only one end.
Also, I am not sure whether a micro-USB one end, normal USB other end cord (which I have 3) is called for here.
The main problem I have is figuring where to actually store them, that would be useful in a recovery environment situation. This goes beyond my experience, since I have only ever attempted recovery using CD's or DVD's, which are not applicable to my tablet because it has no optical drive.
What would be an optimal backup strategy (for the hybrid tablet) for a lazy cheapskate, such as myself?