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Posted 01 December 2014 - 08:15 PM

HI,This what ineed info. about,i have a 64GB PNY flash that i would like to use as a backup on my sons WIN7 OS PC to back up his new SEAGATE 1TB HDD which has about 40GB used on it right now.
What i have not yet is go PNY on how to use their as i wanted to see other peoples way doing this
and i also thought about partitioning my SEAGATE 1TB HDD to transfer what i get on the PNY USB
from my sons PC to use as backup for his PC.
I have legal disks for both PC'S so if i run into problems i can re-install WIN7 on to both PC'S if need be,is this the way to go,thank's

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 07:35 PM

Depending on your son's interests a 64 Gb stick might not last too long !


If you are merely concerned with backing up his data, then drag and drop in Windows Explorer will do the job very easily. If you want to back up an image of of his disk then take a look at Macrium Reflect which you can get here -




I have never used it personally, but it is well regarded by other users on BC.


I would not have thought that you would need to partition the HD on your computer to copy your son's files to, You certainly can, but why bother ?  Just create a folder with an appropriate name (Son's_files perhaps ?) and copy the contents of the memory stick into this folder.


In the longer term, this stick will run out of capacity - 64 Gb will NOT take 1000Gb of data !  An external hard drive would be the best choice for that, and if you got a 2 Tb model you could share it.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

The external drive is the better solution. You might want to consider a 3T drive so that you can retain the old backup while creating a new one [just in case] The old one can then be deleted so the space is available to do the same routine on the other system.

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