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Windows 7: backup from c drive to d drive

05 Feb 2014   #21

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maurylen View Post
this is the best I can do
NOW you've got it! PERFECT!

We're really not seeing any new information that I didn't already surmise previously, but this is now exactly the type of presentation which is most helpful in a posted screenshot from DISKMGMT. Thanks.

how do I know what port I have, 2 or 3, for an ext USB drive? I'll get one
If your "system specs" are correct in your forum signature, you have an ASRock N68-VGS3 FX motherboard.

And according to the ASRock specs on this board, you only have USB 2.0 ports available. It's an old board. No built-in onboard USB 3.0 capability. Assuming you've already got a modern graphics card installed in the PCIe x16 slot, there are no additional PCIe x1 expansion slots into which to place a PCIe-USB3.0 adapter card which might have been usable to add USB 3.0 capability using a spare PCIe slot.

So you can buy an external USB 3.0/2.0 drive which can run in either mode. For now, it will operate in USB 2.0 mode (which is relatively slow compared to USB 3.0). But if you should ever upgrade your machine then the new PC will undoubtedly have USB 3.0 support and this same drive will then be usable in the high-speed USB 3.0 mode.

So I'd recommend you take this approach and buy one of these USB 3.0/2.0 drives, such as this Verbatim 2TB drive (I've bought and installed nine of these over the past few years, for friends and family members to use for backups on their assorted machines). Very reasonably priced, 2TB is probably much more than you really need for backups but it can't hurt and the price is right, and totally reliable. It'll run in USB 2.0 speed for now, and perhaps someday you can use it at USB 3.0 speeds.

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05 Feb 2014   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Once again thank you very much for your help and patience, so, for now cheers from Maurylen, "DownUnder"
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06 Feb 2014   #23

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Your image is being stored on a partition of the same physical drive. This is not desirable. If your drive fails or even if the partition table gets damaged, the image is useless. It is best to use an external HDD and make the image directly to it. If you are buying one get a USB3 external HDD. Even if your ports are currently just USB 2, you may have a USB 3 port PC in the future.
You were given advice way back.
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06 Feb 2014   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maurylen View Post
Once again thank you very much for your help and patience, so, for now cheers from Maurylen, "DownUnder"
No worries Cuz
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