Solved Asus web storage is not what i want to use - Do i have to?

July 26, 2015 at 11:00:15
Specs: Windows 8
I HAVE BOUGHT A 128GB FLASH DRIVE TO BACK UP MY PC.
WHY DO I NEED ASUS AT ALL, FOR THE TASK, OF BACKING UP MY WHOLE COMPUTER, AND, NOT JUST WEB PAGES BACK UP EITHER.
I JUST WANT TO ASK, HOW DO I PROCEED WITH THIS ACTION?RKED LIKE A CHARM.
I ALSO, KNOW, THAT THE FLASH DRIVE HAS ALREADY, BACKED UP, ON MY OTHER ASUS LAPTOP. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM.
I DO PREFER TO USE MY FLASH DRIVE, TO BACK UP EVERYTHING, NOT JUST WEB STORAGE. WHAT SEEMS LIKE A WASTE,
REGARDS'
JEFF MCKINSTER


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#1
July 26, 2015 at 11:02:36
I wouldn't use a flash drive to back up your important data. Flash drives have limited read/write cycles. They should be used for data transfer only.

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July 26, 2015 at 11:37:57
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As per thx 1138 - don't rely on flash drives for backup and serious storage... At the least use DVD (and if possible consider an external hard drive too).

All windows have their back up utilities of course; and there are third-party apps too. Acronis and Easus are two that come to mind ( have used Acronis to great effect). They allow disk spanning too. Many pholks refer to backup when they mean actually copying data.

A true backup requires the OS to have compatible software to read it; (it's all in code) Whereas straight copies are just that; and accessible by any OS able to access/read the file format.

Anything really important - make two sets of disks; and keep them safe and apart. Also update regularly too. Develop the habit of copying all data to external (DVD) storage each time you make any changes, create/save anything new?

Cloud storage has its uses' but local (not "online) is also useful and also more secure? Notwithstanding most Cloud storage is relatively safe... ; which doesn't mean it can't and hasn't been - hacked - as per a few recent "celebrity" cases...)

Also please try to avoid using "all capitals" - but use them where grammatically/syntactically appropriate of course... All capitals is hard(er) to read; is often considered to be shouting...; and many here will simply ignore a post it it's all in capitals...


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July 26, 2015 at 15:38:54
I doubt you have to use 'Asus web storage'. That's probably software Asus added on their own and can be disabled or removed. Your user manual may tell you how to do that.

And, as already stated, it's a bad choice to use a flash drive for backup.


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