Best data back-up method? Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Software Storage Last response: April 16, 2010 1:10 PM in Storage Share joshuatree April 15, 2010 9:43:34 PM What is your opinion about the differences and advantages of these automated backup systems? How much of a memory hog is each when running? 1) WD external hard drive "MyBook" with Smart software 2) Norton Ghost software to a 2nd internal drive 3) Acronis (sp?) software to a 2nd internal drive 4) RAID1 which I know synchronizes/mirrors (I would need the PC builder to set it up, but after that, will I ever need to adjust it again? Is it permanent?) Thanks More about : data back method | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove gtvr April 16, 2010 1:10:21 PM #1 is best of these. It will probably let you schedule things, plus do incremental backups (not having to do the whole drive every time). #4 is just drive redundancy, but it doesn't get back deleted files, virus-trashed disks, etc. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Best data back-up method?> Related ressources: Forumbest backup method ... ForumBest method to backup and Recover Windows XP Pro and Windo.. ForumBest method for Backup on multiple computers/drives? ForumBest Method To BackUp My External Drive ForumFresh install - best backup method ? ForumBest Data Backup Solution ForumAny method to recover, backup , and restore when 2nd re-ins.. ForumNeed advice on best ways to backup data and keep computers.. ForumBest method to put user data on hard drive instead of SSD ForumBest method of replacing C: drive ForumBest routine backup solution? ForumHow can we accomplish this backup method ? ForumHard Drive Miroring/ Backup & Data Recovery Service ForumBest way to backup large files? ForumBest data recovery tools? ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumData recovery ForumBest setup for one SSD and two HDDs for performance ForumTransfer Data from HD to HD ForumTransfer Data from HD to HD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !