I'm trying to have an external backup drive for my PC...have alot important stuff that needs to be backed up. I've gon through a Maxtor external USB driver and an Seagate external USB drive. Both of them have problems in that they disappear from my computer after a couple reboots. I have a brand new computer , Compaq Presario, with USB 2.0 ports. I looked on Compaqs website for my computer and found no upgrades for the USB hardware-wise. I looked on Seagate's website and they say that no drivers need to be installed because it's included in XP service pack. I have auto updates turned on my computer so I get the latest updates from Microsoft.
Is there anyway around this? Could I get a external hard drive that is not USB dependent?