Questions on external hd for data backup
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:32 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:44 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:56 AM
For file backup, simple, set it and forget it, I would look at a My Passport, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822236191
You can also use cloud backup as I do with Google Chrome, Google Drive, other Browsers may have similar.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:14 PM
If you get a disk, I would go with a larger disk since it is not much more expensive. I prefer to get the disk and the enclosure separately since then if the enclosure fails, you don't void the warranty by taking the disk out.
For example, check out the drives on NewEgg and you can get a 1-1.5Tb disk for $80-$89. The case that I like is $30 (Rosewill RX-358). So, for a bit more you can more than double your backup space.
It is important to be able to go back in time since if a file gets corrupted, it might take some time until you notice, but in the meantime the corrupted file will continue to be backed up. This is why a DVD copy is good.
Online backup article
It mentions that IDrive and Mozy have a free 2Gb service. It does not list all the services out there, so it might be worth investigating if you are interested in those types of services.
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