Scenario I need to move data from PC to Lappy frequently. Basically 3 folders 1. Emails - total will come to about 3 GB 2. Data, web files - total will come to about 3 GB again 3. Other misc files - about 500 MB max Whenever I am on a trip, I need to transfer the data to lappy. For data and web files I need to zip/rar the files, then rename the extension, then move to lappy - (reason : some file names r too long / not supported in win, nero will not allow burning, even zip) Here is what I do usually 1. Move email files (mozilla) to lappy through network, time taken - about 45 mins 2. Data, zip it , rename it (extension), then burn to DVD, copy to lappy - about 45 mins 3. Other files - max 15 mins So total comes to 1 hr 45 mins, sometimes more than that. Now, my question is - is there anyway to make it faster ? 1. Data transfer using USB drive will be better? Instead of doin it over network / burning to DVD 2. Mobile hard disk, like WD pasport etc, so I don't need to transfer data. I mean use it as a drive in PC and put email and all other files in that, use the same in lappy when I am on the move too. Mobile hdd are USB based ? Howz the data transfer ? Will I feel any diff ? Any other suggestions ?