Hi all- I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop with business software data I need to backup periodically. I bought a 1 gig USB detachable drive that I thought would be quick and convenient instead of using read/write CD's. The CD's were ok, but several I used gave me a "backup failed" message after each one would successfully do the backup twice. It was supposed to overwrite the data each time, I guess it did, and not just run out of space. I got tired of that and got the USB key chain thingy. The trouble is, it takes about an hour to backup 325,000 "pages" of data (not sure how many Kb or Megabytes it is, but much less than the space on a CD), whereas the CD's would do the backup in about 1 or 2 minutes. That is, after the CD took a whole hour to format initially. Is this normal for backup speeds with the USB thingys? I just plugged it in and it self-installed on Windows XP. I've done one backup, hoped the second would be faster for whatever reason, but it's not. Thanks for any suggestions. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!