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Old December 7, 2011, 09:19 AM
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So I have three HDDs: A WD 500 GB Black, a 1 TB Green, and a 2TB Green. I'm currently using the 500GB as my system and install drive, and using the 2TB green as media storage. the 1TB is sitting in my computer currently doing nothing.

What I would like to do is this:

1) Create a back-up image of my system drive onto the 1TB drive.
2) schedule monthly backups of my system drive over that image.

What is the best way to do this? Can windows scheduler do it? Is there a good program to use? I've never created an image of an HDD before.
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Old December 7, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Acronis True Image is an excellent drive imaging program... Been using it for years.
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same here. there is nothing like acronis.

AND, seagate puts out its own version of the software for free. not sure about western digital.

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Old December 11, 2011, 06:15 AM
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Can't schedule backups or create incremental backups with Seagate's Disk Wizard or the WD Edition -- though both are based on Acronis, being free means they're limited. That said, I know Disk Wizard contains a link to buy the full Acronis at 40% off.
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Another +1 for Acronis, but I'd recommend not having the backup drive hooked up at all times, so a power surge, virus that does low-level format, or PSU explosion doesn't take out your system drive and its backup at the same time.
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Old December 11, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Acronis gets my vote too great bit of kit here
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Old December 11, 2011, 08:30 AM
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echo the gringerbee man

Acronis ftw

note: don't mix data drives software with other HDD's brand software
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