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Windows 7: Macrium utilities and tools for imaging: large capacity pen drives

20 Oct 2019   #41
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"Just select the latest differential or incremental to restore and Macrium will do the rest."
I forgot all about that! Look how easy a restore has become :)


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23 Oct 2019   #42
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Today I was able to at least look at what Windows 8 would have valuable enough to start to
use it for what an author called alternatives to Nuke And Pave: wipe the disk and reinstall everything. A good one.

But aside from Windows 8 having that new look which I can't stand, the Recover Techniques seem to be inferior: and it requires that the PC be working well enough to execute the repair commands.
After an electric out, the HD is way past that point.

I still have to do the initial steps but I have my hardware back where I can at least
work on the beginnings. I don't have a good thumb drive for it yet either.

In Year Zero of this, as I asked before, what is needed to run Macrium in hardware? Can I image to
a vacant SATA port and spare HD? That will be my question for now. Also on that spare HD should it be nuked and ready to pave?
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23 Oct 2019   #43
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
my FAT 32 Pendrive not showing

Just using what I have and on the first page of the Macrium how-to.


I have installed an old 320 HD without much used on it. I have a Sandisk FAT32 installed also as
a file holder-- not a Windows setup. So bare FAT32 just about. In Macrium, the illustration shows that if
Image This Disk is selected, the display should show both
NTFS HD and a smaller FAT32 device off to the side. My FAT32 Sandisk is not showing up.
But it registers fine in WIN7 Properties etc. I suppose I should get the exact size of the file content, but
when should the Sandisk show up?
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1 Week Ago   #44
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I have revisitited this thread. Probably a difficulty in my setup of the thumb drive.


Still confused about what type of 2 Tb USB drive. Some show a 'flat' style connected to
to a laptop.


Then today I saw a Samsung 2Tb pendrive on deal but with only two available from the vendor looked
dubious.


If I find a regular plug in thumbdrive for my older MSI 880 AMD motherboard is that adequate
to setup Macrium for backup?
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1 Week Ago   #45
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Buy an External Hard Drive, USB flash drives for backup are not nearly as reliable as a HARD Drive, simply by their design, the flash memory is not designed for long term stable storage.
Best External Hard Drive Deals in November 2019 | Tom's Guide

Bill
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1 Week Ago   #46
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks. I'll focus on the Seagate style you've shown.
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1 Week Ago   #47
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Better choice!
Flash memory is good for flash/quick portable relatively short term storage. I wouldn't want to have my OS and all data saved there for backup purpose.
SSDs operate similar, faster, cost more.
If you watch say, amazon or other electronics e-stores you can find some great deals right now on technology that is going to be superseded in 2020. Doesn't mean it won't work, just the price comes way down to get rid of the excess inventory and make way for the higher-profit newer technology.
Here's several Seagate models,
$95 5TB down to $30 2TB
1 TB 1000 GB
Bill

FYI: Amazon permits trial Amazon Prime, which Includes free 24 hour delivery, or next day, depending on the item, cost, etc. You can then opt out of prime after you receive your item. NO PENALTIES. You can repeat the process if you wish. (at least until they change their policy, if an when they do)
Yes, I read the fine print!
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1 Week Ago   #48
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks again Bill. I can't see the model numbers showing for what you suggest above but I stick pretty close to New Egg for new hardware.
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3 Days Ago   #49
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Shucks

I'm still fiddling around with this. I saw some you tubes on shucking Easy Store 2.5 inch HDs from (I think)
USB external cases to use them as regular drives because of some price advantage. But if they are just
standard HDs connected via USB, is there a simple cable or add in board to make a standard SATA HD or

SSD work as USB (reversing the process) for this Macrium setup? In other words, what's in the external USB HD box?
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3 Days Ago   #50
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
... I saw some you tubes on shucking Easy Store 2.5 inch HDs from (I think)
USB external cases to use them as regular drives because of some price advantage.
Yes, that can be done with most brands. But not WD because they solder the controller board directly onto the HDD.

Quote:
But if they are just standard HDs connected via USB, is there a simple cable or add in board to make a standard SATA HD orSSD work as USB ... In other words, what's in the external USB HD box?
Yes, the HDD plugs into a small control circuit board that provides the usb connectivity. You can get adapter cables (ideal for temporary connection) like this....

http://www.dynamode.com/english/page.../USB-SI-C.html

...or for more permanent use, a usb enclosure like this one.

http://www.dynamode.com/english/page...D2.5S-SH2.html



(other brands are available)
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