Hello all, I have just backed up Windows to my new SSD and was amazed at how much space it gobbled. I don't currently have a HDD spare and am thinking about storing it online. So I guess the questions are
1. Can I do that?...
2. Where is the back up stored because the only files I have on that drive at the moment are the back up and it's gobbled 48GB's of SSD space and the only folders I can see on the drive amount to a grand total of 4KB?...
3. How do I do it
4. Is it safe?...
7.29Mbps at the moment, I think it changes at night though, I'm in the UK with Virgin Media.
Do you know where the 48GB back up is kept?...when I click browse I can't find it, is it hidden or something?...
I will check who the account is with tonight.
I have 5Mbps upload and I know from experience that it takes over an hour for me to upload 2GB from my server to my parents server. If you were to upload 48GB it would take over a day straight to upload from my connection.
With your measly 1Mbps it'll take close to 5 days to upload that image.
If you buy a 500GB HDD from Amazon.co.uk (heh, didn't know you were in the UK) it will get to you faster than it will take to upload the image and in the long run it will be cheaper.
So you followed the directions and you still don't see a backup? Are you sure you made a backup? It may be possible that your talking about the installation of windows 7 it's self on the drive and not a backup.
What is the make and size of your SSD? And right click on your SSD, click properties and tell me the space used. And what version of windows 7 are you using?
It's a Corsair Force 3 120GB, I have used 57.3GB's now that I'm installing a game, I was holding off just in case something was wrong and I would have to reinstall the games, which I always find unnerving as I'm never sure if the keys are going to work again the second time.
It's nearly finished so I'm gonna have to love ya and leave ya baby, it's not important just shootin the sh!t really, wondering why the file size was so low when it had obviously used the space for the back up.
EDIT: The files were there and they were hidden as suspected, I've deleted them now so crisis over as I have managed to get another HDD and created a new back up on that. Thanks for everyone's help earlier, laters taters.