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External hardrive and back up software


allanon

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I am running a new windows 7 pc and I am looking at buying an external hard drive and software to provide a back up for my system. I have suffered from problems in the past and I wish to avoid future problems. I am looking at getting at least a 2 TB hardrive as my system has a 1TB internal. I have been advised to look at the Seagate STBV2000200, and according to reviews looks a good drive. Has anyone had any experience positive or otherwise or wish to propose an alternative drive. I have about £80-£90 to spend on the drive.

In addition can anyone recommend an easy to use back up software. I am a novice so any advice gratefully received.

Thank you for your time

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Procrastinus

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As far as the backup software is concerned, I use the free version of Allway Sync
With the free version you are limited on the amount of data you can synchronize, so make your first sync. a copy/paste job and then you can just top up as required as new files are added.

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Procrastinus

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PS - try KLS Mail Backup for your emails.

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john bunyan

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Lazarus The 2nd

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Seagate 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Drive Dabs £67.99 with Free Delivery

Acronis True Image 2013 Download £19.95

Total £87.94

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wee eddie

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Windows 7 has it's own backup Software. So far, it has worked perfectly for me, but I've never yet, had to restore a whole Drive.

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mole1944

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If you have a western digital drive anywhere within your system you can download and use a cut down version of Acronis true image, i do a couple of clones of my main drive plus I use klickfree for my data as a belt and braces.

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Abel

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I agree with wee eddie! What's wrong with Window 7's own back-up facility? It's served me well.

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marvin42

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Seagate also have a cut-down free version of Acronis true image so if you have or buy a Seagate drive you can download it.

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