Thanks for the reply. I am expecting to have quite a few GBs of pictures and stuff to backup. I wouldn't mind also doing one of those full system images in case something really bad goes down. I would think an external HDD would be the best option.
Are their any external HDDs that come with automated backup software? For instance, you can connect to it through a browser like you would your router and configure it. Then tell it what folders to monitor for changes. The device would automatically backup the files daily when it detected changes to folders you specified.
Anything like that exist?