My hard drive is failing. It's making grinding sounds.
This is the info on my desktop PC
home built PC from 2010
3.1 Ghz CPU
4 GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium for system builders
ASUS mother board M4A78LT-M LE supports SATA 3GB/s and USB 2.0
I already have a new WD black internal hard drive (SATA, 7200 RPM, 500GB 64MB Cache) ready to install. But I am waiting to buy an external USB hard drive as a backup. Could you please answer each question?
Can I cherry pick items I want to save such as documents, files, media from one hard drive to an external drive, and then clone or backup a different hard drive to this same USB external hard drive?
Also, the user guide for my motherboard says it supports USB 2.0. Is this referring to the motherboard USB ports or the motherboard itself? So if I install a USB 3.0 adapter card in my PCI slot, will this board rated at USB 2.0 now support USB 3.0?
If I used USB 2.0 to backup 200GB to an external hard drive, how many hours would it take?
Does it make sense to backup a 500GB internal hard drive with a 500GB USB external hard drive?