I was wondering if there was a way to create a backup image, of my internal HDD, and save it to an external HDD. The OS installed on the internal, is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I know how to create a backup image, and save it to either a disk, or a flash drive, but I was wondering if there was a way to save the image, on to my 3TB external HDD, and still be able to save other documents, onto the external HDD, after the image is saved. As of now, the external is empty, and I am thinking that there is a way to create a separate partition, on that external drive, and save it just for the backup image. 3TB is a lot of storage, and if I would be able to keep all my needed documents, in addition to a backup image, all in one place, I would be one happy camper. The documents that I plan on moving to the external drive are from various computers, and I would still like to be able to access them, after connecting the drive. In case something were to happen, with my primary PC, I will still have everything organized. I may have to start another topic, for my next question, but I believe that it relates to the question above, in some ways. If it is possible to save a Windows image, on this external drive, would it be possible to save more than one backup image, from a different computer? If I could keep backups, of both my Windows OS, and Linux machines, on one external drive, that would be outstanding. If you would be able to please help me complete this task, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful day.
Ps. The external drive, is a Western Digital My Book Studio Silver 3TB. I believe that it was originally sold for a Mac, but I have had no problems using it with alternative operating systems. Thank you again.
Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2015 - 03:17 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.