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External Storage

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1

    External Storage


    Greetings,

    Want to get external storage for backup.

    Pros and cons of solid state vs disc ?

    Is an ISO image what I should make to replace a complete system failure ?

    I will probably be mostly backing up "My Documents", not many movies or much music on the computer.

    Good but simple to use software ..... any recommendations ?

    Thanks, Rick

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  2. #2


    Get an external 1TB or larger HDD, not SSD. User Macrium Reflect Free to do image backup to the external HDD. Create the Macrium Rescue disc from Macrium, then you're all set.

    I picked up a Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB3 drive for about $60.

    Just found this on Amazon: Toshiba 1TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HDTB210XK3BA(Black)

    $59.99 and Amazon Prime eligible which means free 2 day shipping if your a Prime member.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Spending money on SSD just to use it as a backup drive is most likely a waste of money, since you won't access that drive until system failure or something.

    A good external HDD Firm which I would recommend is TakeMS.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks everyone ....
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