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Windows 7: Question about system images

05 May 2014   #61
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Something like this would be the cheapest solution I can think of - unless you go with puny small which is not worth it. For cheaper you get mostly refurbished stuff.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN Black


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05 May 2014   #62
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm a newegg customer and have been for many years, so that's where I look first for myself.
Some people I help have never bought online, and don't want to...
They hear the news about security breaches and don't want anything to do with entering personal/financial info online ...
I can't argue with their opinion ...

So for these folks I look for a local B&M store they can walk in, feel comfortable, and make a purchase.
Many of these people shop at Best Buy...so I check there...

Just looked and here are some external HDs at BB that might be of interest:
External & Portable Hard Drives : $50 - $99.99 | 1TB - 1.9TB - Best Buy
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05 May 2014   #63
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those WDs look good. I would stay away from Seagate.
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05 May 2014   #64
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The 500GB/1TB WD elements USB 3 (3 1/2") portables have been good performers for me.
I also have My Book Essentials USB 3 AC powered (desktop) externals. These are vertically mounted 5 1/4" with good ventilation. I would NOT select the flat 5 1/4" WD elements AC powered as the ventilation is non existent and they can overheat.
I have one AC powered Seagate external and wouldn't buy another.
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05 May 2014   #65
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But Michael, he has a laptop. A 2.5" USB powered disk is probably more practical for him.
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07 May 2014   #66
pabuman

Windows 7
 
 

Maybe you can try some third-party backup tool, I think aomei backupper is a good choice. Its free edition will meet your many needs
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08 May 2014   #67
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But Michael, he has a laptop. A 2.5" USB powered disk is probably more practical for him.
True as long as you aren't overloading your USB ports with other devices.
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08 May 2014   #68
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

USB3 ports have more power. But best is to run external SSDs. They use practically no power. I run two of them from a hub without problems.
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12 May 2014   #69
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok everyone, i just had a 1 TB WD My Passport Ultra delivered , i hope this will suffice .

I wanted to mention that when i tried to restore my computer with the Macrium rescue disk image it did not work , apparently i was missing the ethernet driver and some others although i did make a system image of everything.
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12 May 2014   #70
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
I wanted to mention that when i tried to restore my computer with the Macrium rescue disk image it did not work , apparently i was missing the ethernet driver and some others although i did make a system image of everything.
I'd like to hear more detail about that.

Exactly what partitions you imaged, how far you got into the restoration process, what error messages you got, how you corrected it, etc.
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