1st time here.
I have purchased and formatted (NTFS) a new 1tb hard drive, on which I wish to place a clone of my c: so that if it fails, i can just swap out the drives and be back in business (accepting the fact that it will only beas current as my last clone!)
I downloaded 2 free web softwares. The 1st claims I must use a destination drive that is at least as big as the source drive. It is exactly the same - both are 1tb drives. The data on my C drive amounts to about 600 gig.
I tried another different one, and it ran overnight, but had an error message saying that the re were files that could not be copied! These amounted to about 20 gigs worth so clearly not a viable clone.
I have successfully used the win 7 tool to create an ISO file backup.
What software would you recommend to allow an easy (and cheapest) clone to allow me to have this safety c: hard drive sitting on the shelf..
The pc is win 7 64 bit pro (SP1) i7 16gig ram if that helps.