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How to backup hard drive data if i dont have another hard drive?

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October 27, 2013 9:58:34 PM

How do i backup hard drive data if i dont have another hard drive? I am sending my laptop for repair and they told me to backup the data, but i dont know how to.

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a c 1306 G Storage
October 28, 2013 11:10:41 AM

If you have a dvd burner you can use it to backup the drive. A 100 pk of blank dvd's typically can be had for $20-25 and would give you just over 450gb capacity. Pla on spending alot of time doing this.

Windows has built in utilities for creating a backup or a system image and can be found by clicking start and searching for 'backup' and clicking on 'Backup and Restore' from the results.

Alternately you might be able to find a decent deal on a usb external harddrive. Check your local store sales ads. 500gb is available locally here for $60, 1tb for 90 and 2tb for $100
a c 300 G Storage
October 28, 2013 12:11:35 PM

You can find a desktop to store your important data, but you will have to pull out the laptop's HDD/SSD, and have to put it in desktop as a second HDD/SSD to copy data. This way you don't have to burn DVD's or to buy an external drive.
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