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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

15 May 2017   #1710
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I've been using DVD's for back-ups but want to go to an external HDD, has anyone had experience using Macrium and an external HDD for back-ups?

I'm looking at a WD My passport, do I need to install all the WD programs or just the drivers for the HDD to make it work with my 7box and then have Macrium use it as a destination drive?

If that's the case I also have two win10 laptops that I'd then have to install the drivers onto for backing them up.

I've been using Macrium v4.2 on this machine but with getting a new external HDD I believe I should move up to v6.3.1745 I understand that making this move I would have to create new rescue disks.

Thoughts, pitfalls to look out for?


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15 May 2017   #1711
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Unless you have a deep desire to encrypt or encryption I'd personally stick with a basic enclosure and buying separate hdd's to put in it
Most of these passport..... all they do is fail taking the data with them

Many cheap to mid range enclosures around I have these 2
http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-ECS-ST.../dp/B00095OAQG

http://www.amazon.com/Hornettek-Ente.../dp/B00CYFM520

I believe Steve has an icydock
ICY DOCK Quad Bay 2.5eSATA External JBOD Hard Drive Enclosure - White - ICYCube MB561U3S-4S R1-Newegg.com
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15 May 2017   #1712
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally would stay away from Passport because of the encryption.

If the circuit board has a fart you can't get your data.
Sometimes 'WD' can, but that is a hit and miss.

WD My Passport 4TB Portable External Hard Drive Blue by Office Depot OfficeMax

Quote:
  • Set a password for 256-bit AES hardware encryption to prevent unauthorized access.
Just my opinion.

Jack
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15 May 2017   #1713
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I've been on reflect v6 for a while now it seems to work well
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15 May 2017   #1714
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks guys you've given me more to think about. I was thinking of using my ol' XP case and 1TB drive in it and just network the back-up to it, it has an extra two 3.5" bays.
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15 May 2017   #1715
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally don't want my backup drive hooked up when not in use.
Ransomware could also attack the back up drive if it is hooked up.

I only have my backup or clone drive hooked up when making or when using.
Then I unhook them and store in safe place.

Jack
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15 May 2017   #1716
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I personally don't want my backup drive hooked up when not in use.
Ransomware could also attack the back up drive if it is hooked up.

I only have my backup or clone drive hooked up when making or when using.
Then I unhook them and store in safe place.

Jack
What our friendly, neighbor bear said.
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16 May 2017   #1717
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Personally mate I would just use an external and if you what t encrypt it then use a program to do that I have tired using internal drives for imaging and stuff but have had more grief then anything.
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16 May 2017   #1718
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Imaging to both internal and external drives works equally well.
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16 May 2017   #1719
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep internal or external I believe internal is allot faster but more difficult to disconnect the backup drive
I love this little contraption works with 2.5 hdd's
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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