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fdkpdx

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I bought a 300 Gb external drive to back up my three computers. What is the best way to go about using the drive to do the backups? Do I need to partition the drive and then use a backup program? Help. Buying programs to accomplish is ok.
What is the best way to proceed.
Thanks for the help.
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"PartitionMagic" and Acronis' "TrueImage" is what I used to do what you want to do and continue to use them, esp. "TrueImage." They are both regularly recommended here at TSG.
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All of my external hard disks, I think they number 8 right now, are a single extended partition. I use folders to segregate the backups and other archives on the drive, no sense in dealing with multiple partitions.
 

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Acronis' "TrueImage" is regularly recommended here at TSG and endorsed. I use it weekly.
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I use Acronis True Image for the image backups of my boot drive. I use Cobian Backup for scheduled backups, and I use Beyond Compare for synchronizing large directory trees. All three packages can be scheduled to run when you're not around, so doing the backup doesn't impact your use of the computer in any way.
 
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I have been using Acronis True Image for a few months and am very satisfied.
Good luck, Richard
 
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