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  1. Ari94 Win User

    Is it possible to use windows backup utility for External Hard drive backup to External...


    I want to backup Photos/Videos which are in various folders in GB large files from older external hard drive to new external hard drive. I was told better use Windows Backup. Is it safe to backup larger files? or using drag n drop method will be good?


    As I have never used Windows Backup utility therefore asking the above question. I shall be thankful for guidance.


    OS Windows 10 Japanese

    Older external drive 2 Tb, new external drive 4 TB.


    Thank you

    :)
     
    Ari94, Apr 10, 2020
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  2. JATownes Win User

    Hard Drive / External Drive + Backups Configuration?

    Drive configuration is really a personal choice. I prefer RAID-0 for OS & Games, another drive for media, another drive for personal stuff (Docs, pr0n, etc.) and an external for backup.

    IMO, Windows 7 has a great backup utility.
     
    JATownes, Apr 10, 2020
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  3. smee Win User
    Hard Drive / External Drive + Backups Configuration?

    Hey all,

    So I'm thinking of changing around my hard drive configuration on my main comp.

    At the moment I've got:
    1 Internal 500GB (OS, programs, file storage)
    2 External 500GB (not really doing much)
    1 External 320GB (for my Lightroom photo library)

    What I'd like to do, is ditch the 320gb photo drive (its a 2.5").
    I'd use one external 500GB for Video files, the other 500GB for Photo files.
    Then I'd want two more to backup those files, and have them backed up on our NAS Server.

    I'd also have an external 1-2TB drive for OS hard drive backups and such, but thats not part of what I'm going to ask.

    So my question for you guys is this:
    Should my 500GB Video and 500GB Photo drives be internal? Or External?
    If I put them inside the computer, will I get faster speeds?
    If they're external, is eSATA/USB 2.0 going to be sufficient for Video editing? (Using full HD video files, editing in Adobe Premiere Pro)

    Either way I will have two backup drives (one for video, one for photo) and they'll both be backed up on the server.

    So, to have 4 External drives or to have 2 internal and 2 external? That is the question.
    What are the benefits of having them internal? What about having them external?

    For me, being able to bring my Photo or Video drive with me isn't really a big deal, I probably will never do it. If I would need to though, I could just take one of the external backups.

    Also, second question. What kind of backup software do you recommend that would basically make a complete clone of my HD's?

    Does any of this make sense?
    Any help is appreciated. *Big Grin Is it possible to use windows backup utility  for External Hard drive backup to External... :D
    ~Smee
     
  4. Frankie Win User

    Is it possible to use windows backup utility for External Hard drive backup to External...

    Converting an internal hard drive to an external backup

    I want to remove a 3.5 inch internal hard drive from a problematic (dying) desktop and use it as an external backup for a different PC via a USB 2 connection. How do I prepare this hard drive for removal and re-use?

    My (few) friends frequently tell me that I know only enough to be dangerous. You folks are apparently very knowledgeable individuals, and I would very much appreciate any assistance you can provide. Perhaps you could just point me in the right direction for reference material, tutorials, etc.

    The hard drive in question is a 100GB Seagate ST3100011A (Barracuda 7200.7). According to Seagate's instructions on how to interpret their model numbers, the drive has a 2MB cache and an ATA (IDE?) interface.

    I've found a fairly highly-rated external enclosure (Rosewill RX355-U) from a reputable retailer that seems to fit my needs, but I am open to any alternatives you might suggest.

    I am completely ignorant as to what I need to do to the hard drive before removal from its sick host. Caches, partitions and the like are totally Greek to me.

    I assume the Windows XP operating system installed on the drive will have to be removed at some point in the process, but there is data on the drive that I would like to preserve if possible. The PC for which the hard drive will serve as a backup is running Windows 7.
     
    Frankie, Apr 10, 2020
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