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Backing up multiple hard drives?

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January 29, 2014 10:42:06 AM

My one computer has four internal hard drives in it. Right now I got a 3tb external HDD that I'm using as backup. However, when I use the Windows back-up, I notice that it includes all the hard drives in one back-up file, which concerns me; what if only ONE of the drives fail and the rest are fine? Is Windows Back-up able to just restore the one fail drive, or will it attempt to restore ALL drives, potentially resetting ones that don't need to be?

Also, is there any backup software (pay is fine) that lets you backup each hard drive individually? Or does Window's backup do this and I'm just not seeing it?

Also I was thinking of getting an internal hard drive for my back-ups. I was thinking of going with a WD Green one since they use low power and back-up is all I need it for, so speed is not a concern. Anyone have any suggestions in regard to this?

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January 29, 2014 10:52:07 AM

Depends on what exactly you want to back up, but look at SyncBack Free.

Individual folders, from and to wherever you want.
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January 29, 2014 12:06:29 PM

USAFRet said:
Depends on what exactly you want to back up, but look at SyncBack Free.

Individual folders, from and to wherever you want.


Basically, I want to back up the entirety of each hard drive, but I want each hard drive to have it's own individual back-up file, instead of having every hard drive in my computer backed up into just one recovery file which is what Windows backup is making me do.

I'll take a look into the software you mentioned, thank you.

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