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Need suggestions for software to back up hard drive and an external drive


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#1 ScottRecinos

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:52 PM

I recently purchased a western digital 1.5T My Book Essential to "automatically" backup my PC's internal hard drive and a Passport External drive I have that contains my media files. I installed WD's Smartware software on my PC and learned that it will only backup my hard drive. I also noticed that it (1) seems to consume alot of processor capacity (computer running much slower with it attached); and (2) my computer won't start up when attached. When I called WD about my concerns they indicated that there is 3rd party software available that will allow me to automatically backup both my internal hard drive and the passport and may not require as much processor space (they wouldn't provide specific recommendations). They also sent me instructions on how to adjust my PC so that it won't try to boot up from MY Book (interesteingly enough I 've never had this problem with my passport). I have not yet had a chance to try their recommendations.

Suggestions on a good 3rd party back-up software would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:46 PM

Acronis has a good reputation.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:48 AM

Thank you

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

Acronis has a good reputation.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/


I agree. I use Acronis and it is by far the best backup software I have ever used.




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