Just wondering what the consensus is regarding external backup hard drives lately. Anyone have views they care to share. I have three of these things. 2 are Seagate that came with backup software, that never really worked properly, and the the third is just an enclosure with USB 2 connection. Now with the price of hard drives having dropped so much, and disks taking off in size I am rethinking the whole bunch. Was going to take the units apart and upgrade the drives, but then I thought what for. The interfaces were suited to the drive size at the time. Now with Terabyte size drives, interface speed is an issue. Pointless getting a hard drive capable of 6gbytes per second interface and then running it through a bottle necked USB port. Trouble I have is chucking out tech stuff that's still working. Perhaps I will use them as a backup of a backup and just retire them to storage. Anyone have thoughts on these ? I don't want to end up with an ever growing collection, would not mind if it were handplanes them I like but these remind me too much of work.