Backup to maybe flash drive?

Considering options for the backup of the system. Tried to drag and drop everything to disk but not too happy with the results.

Trying to decide between the USB external hard drives and asked if the new 8 GB to 16 inch discs concert would be likely a consideration.

Experience with "purple haze" of media disk sent me to these reflections. Have the original OS disk but have updated and added drivers, want to ensure that I have backups of the system in the event of any problematic scenario. Any input would be appreciated.

The current machine of concern is Presario SR1463CL, Athlon 64 +, 512 M SD3300 Ram, 160G HD WD Caviar, Windows XP Pro Sp1 - 3 installed. USB, card readers and Liteon DVD double layer RW/CD-RW.

Respectfully,.

BamaBubblehead

P.S. Have searched this forum for related documents and not sufficiently influenced. Intend to search the forums 'Material' and 'Other' to see if I'm right in rough terrain.

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Thanks for the comments. Still hesitating, positive probability for HDD enclosure. Abundant information and quick response never fails to amaze me.

Thanks again.

Respectfully,.

BamaBubblehead

"Submariners are Deeper."

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