Setting up a backup drive

  wrg 11:17 02 May 2010
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I want to use my laptop hard drive as a backup drive on another computer. I have put it in a caddy. Can anyone please advise what preloaded software I need to keep on it.

Thanks

wrg

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:31 02 May 2010

Can anyone please advise what preloaded software I need to keep on it.

You do not need preloaded software on the drive.

Just set up your backup schedule on your computer.
What operating system and backup software you use will depend on how you do that.

I use Acronis to back up weekly.

  wrg 11:35 02 May 2010

Fruit Bat

Thanks for your response. It was Vista which I upgraded to Win7. The caddy enclosure comes with its own backup software called PCCLONE. I have not tried it yet. So can I just format the caddy drive and get rid of everything?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:12 02 May 2010

Yes format the drive and install the PC clone software if required.

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