Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:38 PM
Windows XP 2002, service pak 3:
I finally bought an external drive--Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk. I want to do full system backups from time to time as well as incremental backups of data files. I do not know which is the best software to use:
1. Seagate software -- DiscWizard?
2. Windows backup and restore: Seagate Help says: The Microsoft backup utility available in Windows XP and Vista. For more information on copy-and-paste, Drag-and-drop and the Microsoft Backup utility you can refer to the Microsoft Support article on the topic.
Seagate does not provide support for the Microsoft backup utility.
**** Does this disclaimer just mean that I can't call Seagate for help or that I just flat out can't do it to a Seagate disc?
3. The Lenovo ThankVantage backup and restore that came installed on my Thinkpad.
My assumption was the SeaGate external drive would just act as another disk and I can point any backup, restore utility to it, but the disclaimer by Seagate makes me wonder.
Thank you very much for any help you can give me. I really need to start backing up.