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Help!! Using Seagate Free Agent for back-up with Disc wizard

by wk27 / October 16, 2007 9:47 PM PDT

I just recently bought a Seagate Free Agent 320gb 2.0 USB 7200rpm for storage and back-up.I have a Dell B110 80gb 512mb I use mainly for photos,web surfing and some selling on e-bay.My question is should I use Disk-Wizard to back-up my system,I do back-up my system with CD's only have a CD-RW drive.I know a little about computers but I am confused when it comes to the different solutions I have for backing up my system.Also is it a good idea to leave the Ext.HD pluged in all of the time?I worry about lossing data if I have a system crash or virus(I have anti-virus).I would apprecate any feed back on this.

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You're on the right track.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2007 11:34 PM PDT

Backup also notes a copy that is not located where the computer is. Even if in the same building a fire or other disaster will destroy both.

In your case, theft, lightning strike and what you noted are common issues. But drive failure is a NON ISSUE since it is a backup and not "storage."

I've written about my backup many times but suffice it to say that it includes multiple copies, places and on no less than 3 types of media from USB hard disks, DVDRW, memory keys and networked disk space. I also employ the family backup in that my photo collection is mailed occasionally to my family members so to lose that would mean an almost global catastrophe.


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I only have me externals on when I'm transferring
by VAPCMD / October 17, 2007 9:41 AM PDT

data to them...ususally partition images.

When not in use ...they're and AC power both.

My PC runs 24 x 7 x 365.


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by wk27 / October 17, 2007 4:53 PM PDT

Thanks R.Proffitt & VAPCMD I feel I'm on the right track just got to be rigid on my back-up schedule,also I feel your right about unplugging when not using Ext.HD.

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