Well, a few days ago my 3 week old Hard-drive failed. Failed completely, the PC Bios doesn’t even recognise that it is connected. I have never had a drive fail before so it is a bit of a shock to me. So now I am back on the old HDD with the old install of Windows XP (glad I didn’t reformat it!). Vista has gone bye-bye for a little while until the HDD is replaced.
What do I want to do, I want to buy another 250GB drive and have it as a back-up? This is where I need help.
I want to have a 250GB drive working in the PC and a backup 250GB in an enclosure. Then once a week or so have a complete image on the working drive put to the back-up drive. The reason? If the internal drive fails , I can just use take the back-up drive out of the enclosure and put it in the PC and away I go again , with minimal data loss.
So what software do I use? I have never backed up like this, all I have ever done is put music and photos etc. onto DVD for storage. Something easy to use, prefer a one button type thing that makes a complete working image.