My laptop is 3 years old, so I thought now was the time I should back everything up, as I'm sure I heard 5 years is the usual life expectancy of a laptop. I want to store several word doc's, MP3's, MPEG's etc, so I can transfer them to the next laptop. Would a USB stick be ok for this? I'm not sure I'd get my entire laptop content onto one USB stick. Or do you think USB sticks are capable of that? Or would you recommend an external hard drive, (which I've never used before). Thanks.