data storage external drives

  geedad 19:30 23 Jan 2006

I have a 160 Gb hard drive, but I need to attach a USB external drive with the ability to copy all of the data AND the operating system to it, using possibly the software supplied with the drive.
Has anyone any experience and/or suggestions please?

  Softstag 20:12 23 Jan 2006

What operating system are you using? Do you have USB 2.0?

  geedad 22:10 23 Jan 2006

Windows XP Home.
Yes, USB 2

  PC Bilbo 22:17 23 Jan 2006

You don't say what the software you have is. If it can make a bootable image of you hard drive(like Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost)you will be able to back up both operating system plus programmes and files.

  geedad 09:30 24 Jan 2006

PC Bilbo.

No appropriate software - I was hoping someone could recommend an external USB drive with the software included.

  Graham ® 09:40 24 Jan 2006

Norton Ghost 9 is about £20. You will not find a hard drive with backup software - or I'll eat my hat.

  cycoze 09:46 24 Jan 2006

I recently aqquired a Freecom FHD-3 250GB USB 2.0 not the cheapest external on offer at £140 but it comes with Acronis True Image Software and a 2 year warranty, they do a 160GB version for £109.

Once the software is setup it is a simple button press to backup.

Very pleased with it.

  cycoze 09:48 24 Jan 2006

forgot a link click here

  Graham ® 10:06 24 Jan 2006

Pass the salt.

  geedad 10:52 24 Jan 2006

cycoze. Many thanks - just what I was looking for!

You might have to boil it first to soften it!

  cycoze 16:12 24 Jan 2006

Eat your hat, No need for that mate !

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