software needed to back up?

  badhooverdog 00:02 26 Aug 2008

am planning to get an external hard drive to back up my system. do you need specific software to do this? i hear mention of acronis on forums here.

also any particular brand of hard drive is beter?

thanks in advance, BHD

  rdave13 00:07 26 Aug 2008

Most reccomend Acronis True Image on here. Found this freebie but haven't used it; click here

  €dstowe 08:02 26 Aug 2008

For something as important as a backup, ensure that the software you use for it is reliable. Acronis is very well known and is reliable when used properly. Some others may not be.

  skeletal 09:35 26 Aug 2008

If you have a Seagate or Maxtor hard drive (or you buy/have a Seagate/Maxtor backup drive), check out:

click here

This is a free version of Acronis (version 10 I supports Vista).


  badhooverdog 11:42 27 Aug 2008

thanks guys
will order a copy of acronis with the hardrive.
have never backed up & my hard drive is getting on a bit.
living dangerously methinks.

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