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System Backup device

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System Backup device

I am sure that if I search this will have been covered elsewhere but I thought I would ask again anyway

As some of you will have noted I am the proud owner Crazy of a Windows 10 laptop which only has an M2 SSD Drive so I need to create a system backup and - as well as an external USB hard drive attached to the router which I would use for data storage - I am thinking of using two USB 64GB memory sticks (one as a backup for the other) probably a Sandisk Ultra as I tend to trust them more than the other manufacturers

Thoughts please

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Re: System Backup device

I'd go for Acronis True Image with out any hesitation.

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Re: System Backup device

not really the question although I agree about Acronis

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Re: System Backup device

I used this a little while back with no problems.

I've only ever had 1 usb stick fail on me an HP, my backup is on one of these.

I have it on a bit of velcro just inside the case!

 

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Re: System Backup device

No indeed it wasn't, but to answer it then I'd agree with SanDisk. I have 32GB Micro SD cards in my Pi Cluster and they're exceedingly good, and with a USB adapter can used anywhere. You may even have a (Micro) SD Slot on the laptop so you can plug one in and forget it.

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Re: System Backup device

For moderate amounts of data, you could configure a Raspberry Pi as a NAS device to hold your data backups, which could hold two(?) USB sticks, since it would be run headless.