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Old 01-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Smile Please recommend external hard drive backup solution

Hi;

I need a external hard drive to backup:

2 desktops(200gb and 150gb)
1 laptop (100 gb)

all running win 7 pro 64bit
I'll likely use win 7 backup program instead of proprietary
I need to create system image of the 3 pc's and occasional incremental backup
want usb 3.0
something that works well--WD or Seagate 1 gb or more
I would like to purchase from amazon(prime shipping and NO tax)

Thanks in Advance!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hi;

I need a external hard drive to backup:

2 desktops(200gb and 150gb)
1 laptop (100 gb)

all running win 7 pro 64bit
I'll likely use win 7 backup program instead of proprietary
I need to create system image of the 3 pc's and occasional incremental backup
want usb 3.0
something that works well--WD or Seagate 1 gb or more
I would like to purchase from amazon(prime shipping and NO tax)

Thanks in Advance!!
Would appreciate one's to avoid as well!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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What about using a network-connected drive, over a gigabit network it's pretty handy and you don't have to carry it around as you go from computer to computer. I think there are versions that can connect to the network and also connect to USB?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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What about using a network-connected drive, over a gigabit network it's pretty handy and you don't have to carry it around as you go from computer to computer. I think there are versions that can connect to the network and also connect to USB?
I have a D-Link DIR-655-1 usb-would that work?

also i'm trying to keep this as simple and cheap as possible for now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...48/ref=sr_bs_1

288 days in the top slot... the WD 2GB looks like a solid USB 3.0 choice that you can automate backups to, and move to the computer of your choice when you want to.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone--Got the WD 3GB USB 3.o !!
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