Laptop backup solution?
I’m looking for good backup solutions for my laptop…
Here are the criteria I NEED:
5. 300GB-1TB capacity (My ghost images are 30-40GB compressed) so I can store many weekly backups before I need to delete anything.
Network access (so I can run the ghost backup wirelessly) would be nice but that’s just an extra.
I’m considering these possibilities but I’m not sure what’s best:
1. portable USB/FireWire hard-drive (I currently use this and make periodic DVD copies for redundancy)
2. used computer running FreeNAS with a RAID array (not exactley portable)
3. some form of expandable/upgradable enclosure
I have some concerns with RAID though – what if the hardware fails, would I be able to read the drives with another device or adapter?
Is there a cheap USB/Firewire enclosure that’s expandable – where I can put a drive in now and another later when I can afford it?
Is there another better option I can use?
You could use an external hard disk.
I wouldnt suggest DVDs as these could have the maximum of 8 GB (double sided or what) and after a few years there will be some data loss on them.
You could use flash drives, as i know you can find a maximum of 8 gb, its more reliable in my opinion.
But if you need like 300 GB then, an external hard disk would be great.
You can find up in the left some options, (like external hard drives and others). I am sure you will find them, like if not then email me.
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