Best program to back up hard drive?

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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

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    I was just using Drive Image 2002 to back up 18 gigs of my 40 gig hard drive to CDR's and it was going well until disc 3, I got an "Error writing to image file". When I clicked on OK, the program aborted and the computer rebooted.

    I think that pretty much means I'm done with Drive Image 2002. I could just image that happening on the last disc.

    Anyway, can anyone recommend any other drive imaging software?


    Thanks,


    Jeff
     
  2. Jeff

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    I think what I'm going to do is buy another hard drive and just do a drive to drive backup. This way I can continue using Drive Image (assuming I don't have further problems) and don't have to bother wasting time and CDR's.



    Jeff
     
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    That's the best way to go. I've been using DriveImage for years now. Best way to backup.
     
  4. Darren Lewis

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    Yeah, I'm backing up this way now. I'm using Norton Ghost 2002 though.
     
  5. Chu Gai

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    consider using rewriteables for backups. screwups during burning don't hurt so bad then. myself, since i've got the software on disks, i generally just backup my data files and various patches and updates provided they were downloaded as files to be executed later.
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    Backing up to a spare HD is the best way really. If you can, it's worth investing a little cash in one of those removable HD bays. You can then load the spare HD only when needed and keep it well away from the source machine.
     
  7. Jeff

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    Just ordered the new hard drive. [​IMG]
     
  8. Francois Caron

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    Backing up to a spare HD is probably the best method for a notebook. Most notebooks with a swappable drive bay already have a removeable hard drive option readily available. If anything goes wrong with the main drive, just swap it with the backup drive!
     
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    For CDR backup Norton Ghost hands down. Its a wonderfull flexible product.
     
  10. Neil Joseph

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    I use Drive Image for Win XP and a second hard drive. It has saved me more than once.
     

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