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How do I transfer a external hard drive and do a backup


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levy1

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I bought a buffalo external hard drive for a backup a few years ago. The connector on the back is almost ready to break and I am worried it will break so I thought I would buy a new one. After a couple of crashes I bout this for a backup but I did not learn how to back up. I was able to transfer all my pictures on it.

How do I transfer to a new one.
How do I make automatic back ups to a new one.

Thanks, Fred
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It should come with backup software either preloaded or on a disc you can install.

What type of device is it?
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It should come with backup software either preloaded or on a disc you can install.

What type of device is it?

Not being good at this I thought I might return the Acronis PC backup disc and recovery and the Hitachi XL 1000 and buy carbonite automatic backup.

Edited by levy1, 17 August 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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It should come with backup software either preloaded or on a disc you can install.

What type of device is it?

Not being good at this I thought I might return the Acronis PC backup disc and recovery and the Hitachi XL 1000 and buy carbonite automatic backup.


Every 1TB Hitachi Drive i've had has died. Versus the WD Essentials, which run literally silent. while the Hitachi's run super noisy, almost like a Quantum fireball. I'de go for a Western Digital Drive, Either from their own line-up, or Calvary. and stick to Acronis.
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I like Acronis very much and use it personally for imaging purposes. Around how much data are you looking to backup? Cloud based services like Carbonite are good solutions but not when you have very large amounts of data
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I like Acronis very much and use it personally for imaging purposes. Around how much data are you looking to backup? Cloud based services like Carbonite are good solutions but not when you have very large amounts of data


Not large at all about 300 gb
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300 GB isn't large? or was that a typo?

even just syncing changes on that ammount of data would take forever across the internet
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