It’s just a matter of time. I’ve known it for a while now, but its definitely getting worse – quickly. no surprise really. My question is can i buy an external hard drive and transfer everything over to it – OS also – or do i have to purchase an internal one? It’s a Dell Latitude d420 with XP Pro on it. Also the little bit of shopping i have done [on 1tb] seems to all say usb3.0. I have 2.0 are these mostly backward compatible or do i have to get 2.0? I always thought that the 3.0 had a different plug. So maybe that’s hardware too?