Back up medium.

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  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    What do you prefer for a back up medium for your pc?
    I'm talking about OS images as well as different types of files.
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
  2. Carver

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    A USB External Hard Drive (1 choice) or DVD +R (2 choice gets a little Expensive)
     
  3. Peter2150

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    2nd internal drive and second an external drive
     
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    I use a usb2 external hard drive (500GB < $100, terabyte not a whole lot more). I can do full backups until I get tired of them. And verify/restore are one click operations
     
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  5. WSFuser

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    An external and/or removable hard disk.

    Unlike CD or DVDs you don't need special software to put files on a hard disk :D
     
  6. TechOutsider

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    external drive + adrive 50 gb online storage.
     
  7. Pedro

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    External HD definitely. 2 o' them. Going for a third with double the size.
     
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    Mirror-image sets on two USB hard drives.
     
  9. Hugger

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    Any sense in using flash drives or ssd's?
     
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    Some people say that flash media is not stable enough to be trusted with something as important as critical files and backup images.

    While I have never attempted to recover a backup image from flash media, I have for several years and literally hundreds of occurrences installed software applications (.zip and .exe) from USB flash drives and have never experienced a corrupted install.
     
  11. Hugger

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    Good advice.
    Thanks everybody for your help.
    Hugger
     
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