I have a 128 GB SSD and a 512 GB storage HDD in my PC. The latter did throw some SMART errors some time ago, and while they have disappeared, I really don't think I should keep it in my PC forever. I also have a 1 TB external USB HDD for storage.
So I want to replace the 512 GB HDD with a new HDD. I also want to set up a backup system so I don't have to panic when a HDD starts failing.
I'm thinking of buying a ~1-2 TB HDD for storage and a ~1-2 TB HDD for backups.
Can you recommend any articles on backup systems in general?
Can you recommend any articles on/reviews of recent HDDs?
Do you recommend any particular HDD? I want relatively silent ones.
How do I go about setting up such a backup system?
Oh sorry, I guess I forgot to mention some important points.
My OS is Windows 7 Professional, and my PC's other components can be found here on Google Docs (in the "Final Components" tab).
In particular, the HDD with problems is the Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (ST3500630AS).