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Windows 7: WD My Book or Drive enclosure + Macrium?

07 Apr 2012   #1
Denis54

Win 7
 
 
WD My Book or Drive enclosure + Macrium?

I do not have much experience with backups and I want to get something that is reliable and simple to use to backup my 2 computers.

Should I get a ready to use solution such as a WD My Book Essentials or should I get a hard drive enclosure plus a regular HD and then use Macrium to do my backups.


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08 Apr 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Denis,

Either solution is acceptable and will work just fine.

However, a regular HDD in an enclosure that connects to your computer via an eSATA connector/cable will allow you to backup quicker than one with a USB connector/cable.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Apr 2012   #3
Denis54

Win 7
 
 

How does the WD software compare with Macrium?
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08 Apr 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

In my opinion, Macrium is far, far, far superior. Use that instead of anything else.

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
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