I like BB because they are less fatty. I've tried virtually all the methods but hate the fuss of foiling. I've settled on three hours at 325 dome and they come out great every time. I get my meat from a butcher, so maybe your issue is tied to quality.
For a great backup of your data, check out DropBox. You can access the data from any device that goes on the internet. I keep all my data, music and photo files on there. If I'm at a store and decide last minute that I want to make a recipe, I can pull it up on my phone. I've also shared my recipe folder with my sister and a friend. Occasionally I create folders to share with clients. Because DropBox is a cloud app, you're protected during catastrophes at home, heaven forbid.
I use Time Machine, too. (I'm a consultant who works from home, so I'm super vigilant about backing up. Just the thought of losing all my files makes me anxious.) With Time Machine, I could restore my entire system, not just the data, music and photos.