Okay, let me start off by saying that I have two home desktops computers, they are both Dell's running Windows 7 professional 64 bit. I like to get the habit of backing up our data - especially photos and my Microsoft money data. Dell keeps asking me to make recovery and backup disk but I was thinking of purchasing a large external hard drive or should we upload the backup in an online storage or both? What would be the easiest to do? You never think of this thing until you encounter a problem so I want to be more proactive.