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Windows 7: External Storage

26 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
External Storage

O/A 22 Oct I will be upgrading my x64 laptop to Windows 7 from Vista HP. After I upgrade and updates I'm thinking of purchasing a SATA external storage device for creating a backup of my entire system. My current C & D drives total content is 110GB and I don't know what Windows 7 will add or reduce that number. I would ask the group for an idea on what device I should buy and also will all SATA devices function with my laptop. Thanks

HP dv7-1247cl X64 AMD 72

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26 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

7 is around 3-4 gb If i remember corectly. would you lso please fill in your system specs in ser cp so others will know what hardware you have inorder to help you in future posts. thanks and welcome to sevenforums. fabe
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26 Sep 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would suggest you get a 2.5 Inch USB powered disk of 300 to 500GBs. Those are the handiest for laptops, but any USB attached disk will run on your laptop. The cost should be in the $60 to $80 range. Here are the "daily specials" ( Deals2buy: Storage Devices deals ). This one is an example from that webpage ( ).
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