Backup software for external HD

  phil.smith 18:38 12 Jan 2007

Can anyone recommend software (free or otherwise) which will allow full backup of my hard drive to a new Seagate external hard drive please?



  VoG II 18:43 12 Jan 2007

Acronis click here or Ghost click here

  phil.smith 18:48 12 Jan 2007

Thanks VoG

I have a coy of Acronis 7.0 - will this do the job? I have read that there may be problems when/if I came to trying to do a full restore from Acronis.


  rawprawn 19:39 12 Jan 2007

I think that you will be OK on an external HD, but I have just had problems trying to use Acronis 7 on a SATA drive. (It would not recognise the HD) Acronis TI 9 had no such problems. There is one thing you can do which costs nothing, Test It!
If it doesn't work upgrade to TI 9, would be my recomendation.

  rawprawn 19:41 12 Jan 2007

PS. I should have said that Acronis 7 said it had successfully completed the backup, it wasn't until I tested it that I found it wouldn't work, so test it.

  phil.smith 10:05 13 Jan 2007

Thanks for the advice rawprawn - will do.


  vinnyT 10:59 13 Jan 2007

TI8 works with sata, also.

  Wak 11:07 13 Jan 2007

There's also the FREE program XXCOPY (for Win 98/ME)from click here and XXCLONE (for Win XP) from click here
I've used the XXCOPY for nearly four years now with no problems whatsoever.

  phil.smith 15:34 13 Jan 2007

Thanks Wak will give it a try.

  Wak 16:10 13 Jan 2007

Have just checked the above sites and it would appear to me that the latest version of XXCLONE now covers ALL Windows Systems from 98 to XP.

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