To everyone else the answer to this question may sound very logical, but I have no idea. Anyways, the question. If I buy a jump drive, (they seem like a neat toy) and I store Excel databases, and other documents on it and leave it connected to my computer at all times; if my computer's hard drive would crash for some reason would this also affect the jump drive. I'm just curious as to what the answer would be. I have a few excel documents I update everyday and as of right now, I'm also updating them to a floppy as a backup, but the floppy is starting to get full. I'm wondering what I should do as this is important info that I don't want to lose and have lost before. Thanx for any imput you guys have.