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Windows 7: What size of External Hard Drive for a new installation clone?

05 Mar 2018   #1
Bo Jangles

64 bit Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
What size of External Hard Drive for a new installation clone?

Have ordered a new PC with 1TB hard drive and 128GB SS Drive.
One of my first tasks will be to make a clone
In 6 year I have not fill more than 300GB of the Hard Drive on my[present venerable Win7 PC.
Am I right in assuming I only need a 1TB external drive?


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05 Mar 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Don't clone create an image which can be compressed so you will be able to keep several images. If you clone it will be out of date every month
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