I have created bootable media for macrium on a laptop w10, and , for the data partition , use Freefilesynch regularly. I though that, should the hard drive die, I could use this to import the image to a new HD? On my desktop, still on W 7, I use ATI do make both images and clones on separate drives. Is that OK?
Thanks for your advice, this is my secondary computer just used mainly for my cctv cameras. Worked fine for years but endless hassle with it over the last 2 weeks. Now the graphics wont work so I cant do anything. It is off to the big computer graveyard in the sky or should it be cloud, I will take it to the local tip for re-cycling where the dedicated staff will sling it in with the landfill rubbish.
Freefilesynch is like Synch Toy - it just copies data, but with the advantage of speed because it only updates changes after the first synch. I use it almost daily so my data partition is identically copied to another drive. It does not deal with system programmes, for which I use ATI on one PC with W7 and Macrium on another. I thought the macrium images I make deal only with the C Partition - . In the case of a clone, I fully realise the whole drive is "copied". I do, occasionally make a clone stored on yet another drive.