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Portable Hard Drive Questions

Postby jojo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 pm

Hey guys Hubby got me a Toshiba 160 g portable hard drive, bigger than my main system.
All new to me and I have some questions.
I'm not sure whats best on how to utilize this puppy.

How/can I copy everything onto it? In case of a crash.

Can I only go program by program and copy?

Does it then add on programs, or overwrite whats already on the portable?

If I just copy/or move my games, can I play Off off the portable?

Can you format the portable and reuse?

Do I have an option to copy rather than move or remove from my system?

Thanks for any advice guys
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Re: Portable Hard Drive Questions

Postby shreader » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:54 pm

Congratulations on this gift from hubby.

It sounds like it'll auto backup..

For data backup, the Toshiba drive comes bundled with NTI Shadow. You can set it to do a continuous backup, interval backup (every X minutes or hours), or a scheduled backup (every night at 9 p.m., for example).


On my WD external I wanted it for storage so I formatted the backup app away.
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Re: Portable Hard Drive Questions

Postby jojo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:17 pm

Thanks for replying JD, I dont need an auto backup for my home stuff.
I was thinking if I loose my MB again, I could have everything on the portable and trasnfer back on to a new MB. Make any sense, lol
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Re: Portable Hard Drive Questions

Postby shreader » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:27 pm

Thats exactly what I did whan the main PC blu-out, except I did it after ther PC died by pulling the internal hdd out & putting it in another rig (I'm lucky I had another ASUS/ AND rig) & saving everything from there.

This is what I did.
I make some folders & put all my documents, pictures, etc in it.
Make one named "Desktop" & put all the desktop folders & files in it.
Exported the IncrediMail data in another.
Other application data in another.

Then put them all in 1- big folder & name it by the OS & date & save that to the external hdd.
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