I have used Western Digital Mybook in the past. I have a few in place to backup art files. I formatted the HD as soon as I got it as the software that comes pre-loaded stunk. I have Veritas licenses but didnt want to waste on on this so I spent about $70 on Norton back it up and it works very well. I have a schedule built so that Every friday night the system is incrementally backed up. I have not had to do a recovery yet, but from what I have read on forums, this software is pretty reliable for the price.