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Old 12-12-2005, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to learn how to back up my hard drive. It is gettign older and I don't want to lose my stuff. What are you useing to keep it backed up?

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Well, if the data you want to back-up is less then 4.7 GIG's then you could use a DVD-BURNER. You could also install an additional HDD and copy data and transfer it over to the new HDD.

If you're talking about 10 to 90GIG's you could invest in a REV DRIVE. Which when you use the right software can be scheduled to backup your specified data every night.

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Old 12-13-2005, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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an external hard drive
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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an external hard drive that is 40gb
so far im using a 120gb secondary hard drive for movies

just recently i bought a 200gb hard drive that isn't open yet
but thats definitely for backup or for a new computer

(i bought the 200gb on black friday )
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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an External hard drive? Is it a usb hook up and just plug it in? I have a PC. What disadvantages of External harddrive for back up files?

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Old 12-13-2005, 07:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I usually backup in reverse................ I use a USB Western Digital 200 Gig. Zero disadvantages. Because it goes to USB 2.0 the transfer reate is a little slower but not really terribly noticeable.
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i backup using linux live-cd's. i seem to get a faster file transfer. i just use the live-cd to access all my partitions, create a backup folder and copy everything i want into that folder and burn a data dvd.
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BACKUP? Not ME haha
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BACKUP? Not ME haha

i always backup to my slave drive...
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Originally posted by Camden
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