The word for today is backup. What do you use to backup your important files? The cloud? An external hard drive. DVD’s or CD’s? All of the above. We have had some bad luck with Western Digital external hard drives. Lost 2 so far and one was unrecoverable by an expert who works for the City and the Police department. Bummer!
We do use an online service called Carbonite and now have found that LaCie hard drives are the most durable, so far. The hardest part of backup is the fact that you should backup to two different locations whether they be online or on an external hard drive. Dropbox is cool for sharing files across computers. It is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere! Ah technology!