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And if I answer something, I think that my answer is wrong or stupid. There's no limit to "forum over-sensitivity" Only sometimes will I see answers that criticize someone for not knowing already or not being able to find or figure it out themselves, but I think people who do that are unreasonable. It would be just as easy not to post such an "answer" at all. (Not necessarily on this forum, just on forums in general.) Really, the worst that can happen is that you don't get a reply. Usually someone will have something to say.
I always feel like some of my questions are foolish to the administrators & moderators, and others who provide the majority of the answers.
I bought a book about XP by authors Cowart and Knittel., which I found useful They've also written one about Windows 7 which I'm going to buy if I can get Windows 7 working properly
I mention all this, because they've published a new book: Windows 7 Inside out, with dvd.
Unless you've got other computers that you also want to back up, if you have a spare drive spot inside your computer, I'd just get another internal HD. You won't have to connect anything and you can set up your backups automatically as you'd like to do. If your motherboard or something else inside your computer breaks down you can take it out, put it into a case and turn it into an external drive. I think (but I'm not sure) that the backup is quicker to an internal hard disk than via the usb cable to an external drive. As for brands, you read people with issues and then they are against a particular brand. Unless you read something that indicates that a particular make/model has an actual issue, I think the brands are pretty much "much of a muchness". Just get one that is a good price at the time you want to buy. All brands have drives that'll fail, it's just bad luck, I reckon (just my opinion).
I'm not sure whether to go with internal HD,external HD, or SSD.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:47 PM
Ehh....you'll use it up faster than you think. I have a 250GB external and I have a hard time keeping it from filling up. A 500GB would probably be suitable depending on how much you have to backup. But like I said, you will find other uses for it, as well, and it will fill up faster than you think. I wouldn't consider 1TB to be overkill (I wish I had one myself), but 2TB probably would be overkill. Another thing to consider: if you have plenty of extra space, you can allow Windows 7 Backup to keep a longer history of your backups (i.e. you can go back further in time that just the last backup, if needed).
Are you suggesting I should get into TB's capacity?
Can you suggest brands, without violating anything?
Yes, an IDE or SATA cable is much faster than a USB port. And it's also handy, like you said, because you don't have to remember to hook it up when the time comes around to backup (I had to program a reminder for me...ask if you want to know how I did it...it's kind of cool...lol).
I think (but I'm not sure) that the backup is quicker to an internal hard disk than via the usb cable to an external drive.
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