Windows 10: Backup to external drive

Discus and support Backup to external drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; People say to backup more so using Win10. Read some say to use other than Windows backup. If using such as Macrium Reflect. Would I need to create an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by tensone, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. tensone Win User

    Backup to external drive


    People say to backup more so using Win10.
    Read some say to use other than Windows backup.

    If using such as Macrium Reflect.
    Would I need to create an Image of the whole drive on my laptop with my files/photos and system etc.

    So in the event of a failure/corruption etc, it would be just a case of a recovery from the external drive to reinstall back to normal on the current HDD or new replacement and ready to go. ?

    :)
     
    tensone, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. JATownes Win User

    Hard Drive / External Drive + Backups Configuration?

    I run 2 500GB drives in RAID-0. (Seagate 7200.12 drives)

    This is very good advice. I have lost my array once. *Mad Backup to external drive :mad: I backup weekly to an external, and also copy any important files (work data, game saves, pics, etc.) to my 500GB "personal" drive. So basically, I have an image of my Array saved to the external, and a copy of "My Documents" backed up to the internal 500GB.

    Moral of the story: Definately backup often, whether running a RAID array or not. *Toast :toast:
     
    JATownes, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. sumasage Win User
    Free hard drive backup/restore program?

    I am looking for a free (freeware) program that will back up and restore a hard drive. I'm looking to clone a few external hard drives. If the program will backup the used space instead of the whole drive this will be awesome! Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    sumasage, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Backup to external drive

    Hard Drive / External Drive + Backups Configuration?

    Pickup a 2TB for internal use, use all above drives as external for periodic backup of the 2TB. That way you have the best of both worlds, backup and "speed".
     
    JrRacinFan, Mar 15, 2019
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