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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ti-gris, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. ti-gris

    ti-gris Thread Starter

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    I would llke to install an external HDD to protect my system and data on a real time basis,
    I read about Clickfree C6, is it ok or something better?
     
  2. AtlBo

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    Amazon reviews seem to be very mixed on this product. The good reviews are very good, but I get concerned when I read that backup hardware fails, especially when customer service claims that a key update was missing from the software for the device. Also, there are claims of this device erasing entire backups, worse not just a single isolated claim.

    This should be as simple as simple can be. Maybe you would be better off buying an external hard drive caddy and buying a standard hard drive. If you save a little money you could then spend on a really sturdy real time disk imager program.

    Going another route, I don't know if your system is RAID compatible, but that system is the one that seems to have been the most reliable over the years. You can check in your BIOS to see if you have RAID compatibility. Here's a good article on the subject:

    http://lifehacker.com/352472/set-up-real+time-bulletproof-backup-drive-redundancy-with-raid

    For certain, if you are in any doubt about whether to spend money on backup, do spend the money.
     
  3. ti-gris

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    AtlBo

    Thanks for reply. you say:
    "If you save a little money you could then spend on a really sturdy real time disk imager program" That sounds good
    can you point me to a few, I'm not savvy in hardware. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. AtlBo

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    ti-gris. I don't real time backup presently, but I have heard that Acronis is the best. There is also a freeware software called Macrium Reflect. It gets very good ratings from users.

    You can Google around and see what you find. There are many opinions on this subject.
     
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