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Old 09-20-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is the cheapest, more reliable way to backup my computer. Backup to a flash drive or external HD?

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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external hdd, more space, easy to find, hard to lose can break when moving it a lot when transferring files.
usb, less space, easy to lose, can break when unplugged when saving something.

i would go with the hdd
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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I backup using a RAID 1 array. If one drive fails, I'm still safe, and can just replace the broken drive.
Its not very likely, though possible, that 2 drives will go at once.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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cmon guys, only 2 opinions.
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cmon guys, only 2 opinions.
how big is your hdd...? a flashdrive doesn't really seem like an option (or at least it wouldn't be in my case)...


definitely external...
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from all the questions i ask here, i only get about 3 opinions, sometimes more, but its not likely.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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Do you have another computer? You could cross-backup them. Data from A backed up on B and vice-versa. That's what I do with my brother. We back-up everything through the network.
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To be honest, there isn't that many backup solutions for the home user, except for getting another drive, having drive based backup, or a program that'll back up for you on another drive, i.e external.

Another one could be to get a program like Norton Ghost, and every few months, to make a back up of your entire drive, compressed, ready to decompress and load when you need it.
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id use an external hdd. anything else, such as over a network is too time consuming.
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How safe is a RAID 1 array, to trust? Just out of curiosity?
As long as you don't get a virus, etc, that is.
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