|Right then, as we are constantly reminded about Backing Up our PCs i have purchased a 500gb Seagate Expansion XD w/o software. Now: the software to Back Up IN Entirety including Differential backup. I am running:|
[COLOR="Red"]Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Drives Memory Modules c,d
250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
209.36 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
Hitachi HDP725025GLA380 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n GEK254RH3AXMSG, rev GM2OA5CA, SMART Status: Healthy 3840 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Board: ECS GeForce7050M-M 1.0[/COLOR]
I have Nero 9 suite incl BackItUp. No good, as it doesnt support 64 bit and u cannot update Full Drive Backups.
So I need software that will clone my drive (in case the unthinkable happens) and which i can update with updates as and when. (Differential BU is it)?
I thought it would be great with Vista Ultimate 64 bit when installed on my new PC in Feb............... but very few software companies/programs use 64 bit. I shouldve stuck to the old 32 bit on XP. As there arent many 64 bit applications out there which Backup software works with Vista 64 bit??
It seems i have to pay again to preserve my HD contents. First an X HD now a Backup Application.
I ask all this only having read conflicting reports that Vista's own Backup Utility isnt very good (although it would support its own system) i guess. I know the answer is "Any Backup is better than none at all".
I havent taken the Ext HD out of the box yet so nothing has been tried - Not even Vista Backup.
Question is should i give Vista's BU a go - or spend the hard earned readies on a 3rd party version???
Sorry to ramble on - Any Advice would be welcomed and taken on board.
Incidentally, as the Ext HD is double the internal one i was planning on 2 partitions of 250gb each.
One for the Vista 'clone' and one free for anything else. Is this wise? I currently have everything including Windows on the single internal drive.
Thanx in advance. I think that's it.
I Will Not Fail !!!