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October 20, 2011 12:11:25 AM

Hello,
I want to put a 2.o T backup hard drive onto a 1 T computer running Windows 7. I intend to use a WD "My Passport Essential SE". Will I have problems with a bigger backup than my internal HD? What added software do I need?
a b G Storage
October 20, 2011 12:19:02 AM

Having a backup drive larger then the drive you are backing up is fine. Windows 7 has built in utilities for scheduling backups which most likely would do everything you need.
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October 20, 2011 2:17:40 AM

It is desirable to have the backup drive larger than the drive you are backing up. Don't select "Sector by sector" backup, and don't use compression.

I backup a 1 TB drive on to a 1.5 TB external drive using Win 7 Backup or the free EASEUS TODO BACKUP alternately. I store two of the most recent backups just in case.

Also create a "System Repair Disk" or Rescue Disk. The option is available both in Win 7 as well as Easeus. Easeus will also do incremental backups if you so desire.
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