Re: External drives
The simplest way IMO is to buy an imaging program, eg Acronis TI.
This would create a complete image of your installation on the other drive,
and if you use the the schedule option would keep the image files up to date
"iowabucks" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hey everyone, i just got my 500gb Seagate drive back after it bricked
> from the little firmware issue they had. I also just purchased a 1TB WD
> drive. I don't really trust the Seagate any more and want to use the 1tb
> drive as a backup. I had backed up everything 6 months ago but it's
> amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 6 months time.
> I am not too knowledgable in hardrives. Not enough to do anything
> complicated. Right now i am running Vista Ultimate 64 on the Seagate.
> Could i put another copy of Vista on the 1tb drive and just copy what i
> want over to it? That way if the Seagate dies again i can go right to
> the other drive. This will not be an external drive, just another bare
> drive in the bay.
> I realize i'm not going about it the best or most efficient way. Some
> people have explained better ways but most of it was over my head. I
> just want to be able to unplug the bad drive (if it goes bad) and
> continue with the other drive.
> So, would i run into any problems with Vista (not dual boot of course)
> on both my drives? Does it sound like this approach would work?
> Thanks, Jerry.
> / Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H mobo / AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition / Nvidea
> GTX 260 / Sound Blaster X-FI Elite Pro / Corsair Dominator DDRII 4090 MB
> 1066 / Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500gb / Zalman CNPS9700 CPU fan /
> Enermax Liberty 620W PSU / Vista Ultimate 64bit SP2