One of my New Years resolutions is to finally back up my stuff.
My desktop PC is 160GB /1024MB Compaq purchased approx 2 yrs ago. I am looking to purchase a hard drive to back up my files. I have a lot of photos, music, MS office documents, IE favs and email stuff I donít wan to lose. Iíve done some reading but want to get some feed back from the forum also.
How large of a hard drive should I be looking for?
Any recommendations on MFG?
Should I be backing up anything besides my personal items? (I didnít receive restore disks with this PC)
Do I need a software program to back up the files?
Thanks for help
Really any sized harddrive will be sufficient but let me explain as you get more for you money the higher the GB is on the harddrive. For example if you spend lets say $50 for a hard drive and you spend $10-$20 more you can double/triple the hard drive space.
I have always had good luck with Western Digital but many people have their own brands they are stuck to. Just pick the one that has the best price per GB and you will be fine.
The windows backup is alright but the 3rd party backup programs are far better as you have many more advanced options, just letting you know.
Read here and it might help you on the windows backup.http://www.microsoft...t_03july14.mspx
Back to the HD just pick one you like and post it so we can help you decide what would be best.
You can also get an external HD using the USB cable. It will be a little slower but you wouldn't have to open up your case and install a new drive. The external would be the best option for a true "Backup drive" as you can unplug it after you have backed up all your files and store it in a safe place.