LaCie includes an installation disc that holds the LaCie Backup Software. However, it is clearly less powerful than the programs that Maxtor provides. Basically, all you do is select folders that you want to backup by clicking the Customize button, and the backup software will go ahead and perform this task. It will store all your backup data onto the target drive (preferably a Big Disk Extreme) and add a date prefix to the copied folders - that's it. It would be nice to be able to do full system backups, create incremental or full backup sets and do some scheduling as well.