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Windows 7: Is it really better to save backups to an external hard disk

27 Mar 2015   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Wifey and I have UPSs for both computer center and for entertainment center. A direct lightning strike -- I'm not sure if any UPS can survive such. A lightning strike somewhat away from the house or apt, an outage, a brown-out, a sudden blip of power OFF, then ON, then OFF then ON -- all of that is very survivable; UPS will battery-power connected devices for 15-20 minutes. If we're home, we can power things off properly during that short window. If we're not home, well, at least, the centers are protected from damage.


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27 Mar 2015   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Wifey and I have UPSs for both computer center and for entertainment center. A direct lightning strike -- I'm not sure if any UPS can survive such. A lightning strike somewhat away from the house or apt, an outage, a brown-out, a sudden blip of power OFF, then ON, then OFF then ON -- all of that is very survivable; UPS will battery-power connected devices for 15-20 minutes. If we're home, we can power things off properly during that short window. If we're not home, well, at least, the centers are protected from damage.
I have an oversized UPS so I will be protected in case of multiple outages like the ones we had three summers ago. It could run at the present load for 1 hour 47 minutes but I have it set to hibernate my computer if the power is off more than five minutes.
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