Copy external hard drive onto another one.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by The Count, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. The Count

    The Count Registered Member

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    What would be the best way to copy the contents of my external hard drive to another external hard drive for backup purposes? Would this be the a good way to have a back up? I plan to keep using the original. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheRollbackFrog

    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    Why not... if it's a DATA drive (the OS drive will not be functional if just a FileCopy is done)? If it's a big one, it'll take a while...
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Registered Member

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    Bvckup2 works a treat for me.
    And it's light and easy to use. And it works well.
     
  4. Bill K

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    SyncBack works very well for such copy operations, and even their free version is often all you'll need.
     
  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    If you use an imaging app instead of a data copying app, the copy process will be faster.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Also disable antimalware while copying (especially if you use WD) - it can improve speed significantly.
     
  7. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    I use teracopy since I like to preserve the time stamps of files and folders.
     
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