Hi, something important that I've always managed to put off doing but I need some basic advice on buying an external hard-drive and a program to go along with it to enable me to back up the contents of my PC in case the worst should happen.
I'm not sure of the size of the hard-drive I need. The one on my PC is 160 GB but I am thinking of buying a laptop and would want to back that up as well, hopefully on the same external hard-drive. Unless that's a bad idea?
I've read a lot about Ghost and Acronis on these forums and am aware that it's a personal opinion but would also appreciate some advice on which is the best to get and if anything else is even better.
A 500 Gb external will cost around 60 squid click here I have used both Acronis and Ghost and there is no difference IMHO. I prefer Acronis for no other reason that I like the interface.. There really is nothing better for backing up.
Then a period with HyperOS which worked best with 98SE and 2000, but seemed to have problems making heavy weather with XP.
Currently use Acronis v 10 and very happy with its fuss-free and speedy behaviour.
Hardware - Enormous choice, just browse the vendors all selling much the same thing.
Personally I don't need a huge HD, believing that a lot of old but precious archived data is better on a top quality CD. (Posts past- link with Taiyo Yuden as manufacturers of the most reliable whatever the brand label).
For day to day data backup I use a good freebie Ezbackitup click here