Computer backup

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Frank, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Frank, Mar 28, 2012
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  2. Frank

    BillW50 Guest

    "Frank" <> wrote in message
    > Anyone used this?:
    > I have Carbonite til end of year but they raised price and now have
    > program that costs twice as much to do complete backup so I thought I
    > might switch to something like this.
    > Would be interested in other systems if better.

    Hi Frank! No I haven't used it, but my Samsung Story external hard
    drives came with a one click backup program. That program itself is huge
    (1GB, no typo!). And frankly I don't like it at all.

    I would buy a second drive and clone it with something like the free
    XXClone. Make sure the cloned drive will fit into the same spot as your
    main drive. That way you can pop in the clone at any time you need it.

    Most of my laptops only have one drive (my Alienware laptops have two).
    And I would just buy one of those cheap USB to whatever kind of
    interface drive your main drive is. As this works for any kind of
    computer. You may have other and better options depending on your

    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows Live Mail 2009
    Centrino Core2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz - 1.5GB - Windows 7 SP1
    BillW50, Mar 30, 2012
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  3. Frank

    Frank Guest

    On 3/30/2012 11:56 AM, BillW50 wrote:
    > Samsung Story external

    Thanks, Bill.
    I'm not looking for drive to replace if needed as I figure maybe new
    computer in a year or two. The price range for a good backup looks to
    be same price I would want from Carbonite per year.

    Frank, Mar 31, 2012
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