Windows 10: How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD

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  1. zbook Win User

    How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD


    There are drives that are different sizes in which the files need to be backed up.

    There is a notebook computer and a 4 TB external HD to backup files.

    There is no HD enclosure and if needed please suggest types.

    The drives that have files that need to be baked up are:

    a) Seagate Free agent goflex 1 TB (cable no longer working and case opened)

    b) Liteon CX1-JB256-HP SSD


    If available would you use one HD enclosure that has adapters to connect different types of drives?

    Would you need to reinstall the SSD then connect the 4TB HD and copy and paste?
    If its not the proper motherboard it may not boot to allow the copy and paste?

    Would there be one hardware for both or would each hardware need a separate method?

    :)
     
    zbook, Jan 12, 2020
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  2. zbook Win User

    How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD

    The computers that are in use are all notebooks.

    If one hardware device is purchased would it be able to backup all (external HD without its case, internal HD, and detached SSD)?

    If so would it then be best to choose which one?
    The internal HD size since most drives in use are internal HD.....backup the Seagate 1 TB HD while its detached from its cases an while it is attached to the HD enclosure male/female connector and with an open HD enclosure case?

    There is no special attachment for the SSD or is that an additional purchase?
     
    zbook, Jan 12, 2020
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  3. zbook Win User
    How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD

    So one HD enclosure can be used to backup the 1 TB external HD.

    In a storage box I may have a 15 - 20 year old HD enclosure. Could it still be used today for the Seagate external drive?

    The notebook has one power USB3 and multiple USB2 ports.

    Any ideas on backing up the files on the detached SSD?
     
    zbook, Jan 12, 2020
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  4. zbook Win User

    How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD

    How to backup files from an external HD and detached SSD

    There are drives that are different sizes in which the files need to be backed up.

    There is a notebook computer and a 4 TB external HD to backup files.

    There is no HD enclosure and if needed please suggest types.

    The drives that have files that need to be baked up are:

    a) Seagate Free agent goflex 1 TB (cable no longer working and case opened)

    b) Liteon CX1-JB256-HP SSD


    If available would you use one HD enclosure that has adapters to connect different types of drives?

    Would you need to reinstall the SSD then connect the 4TB HD and copy and paste?
    If its not the proper motherboard it may not boot to allow the copy and paste?

    Would there be one hardware for both or would each hardware need a separate method?
     
    zbook, Jan 12, 2020
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