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Backup Hardware & Software recommendations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by etaf, Sep 22, 2010.

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    I'm being asked more and more recently advice on a backup solution, mainly for people who have very little knowledge of PCs

    In most cases the people have quite a lot of data , maybe 16GB of photographs, 5-10GB of music, documents etc.
    for example today I migrated a system with 20GB of photos going back to 2001.
    Normally I would advise to backup onto two separate external harddrives, as they are quite cheap now, I have also recommended a NAS drive , but thats a single point of failure, but very useful, when you have a family household with multiple devices.

    I wondered what other members here do any cheap hardware solutions to this increasing problem

    AND

    what software people use

    i have used and recommended synctoy,

    what free/very low cost solutions are available - that are reliable and remember the audience I'm particularly focused on do not know PCs very well (quite a few in there 80s and only just started to use a PC for the first time), but most are now on windows 7
     
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