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Windows 7: Mirror


27 May 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Mirror

Ive an all-in-one computer but would like to mirror the hard drive with an external usb drive, main hd 1T internal and 2T external partioned into 2x1T one for mirror and other for data. Is this possable, running 7 Ultimate.



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27 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can create a disk image with Windows Backup, but this will be just that - an image of your hard drive. You won't be able to browse through the files like you would with an external disk, but you can 'mount' the image (a VHD file) and then browse.

Try this: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup, and maybe this will help too: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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27 May 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks I'll check when I'm home, thanks for info.

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27 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Do you really want to mirror (each byte exists twice the moment it gets written) Then you should look into RAID controllers that support RAID1 (but that should be done with identical drives so you could swap out the defective boot/system disk for the external one)
If you just want to image/backup the partition or the whole HDD then I suggest
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download (IMHO much better than the build in method)
-DG
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27 May 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks SledgeDG, your right I will make a copy image on usb drive I'll download the software you recomend.. thanks.

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