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Back that thing up
« on: February 20, 2021, 02:22:45 PM »

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I just got a windfall of 3 500GB HDDs, plus a 1TB HDD, (way more than I've had 'til now) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to use them for storing media, backing up content, etc. Probably move my OS to one of them, too. I don't really back things up right now. There's 4 SATA slots, one of which is taken up by the optical drive.

Am I better off using Windows' native back-up program, or is there some other program I should be using?

The system is Windows 10, on some AMD processor or another. 8GB of RAM. It's several years old.
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 04:32:54 PM »

I have been using the free version of Macrium Reflect for my backup needs for years.   Works well.   You can save an entire hard drive (or just one partition) to an image file for restoration later, or clone one drive to another.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 06:33:34 PM »

Good grief. I just checked SSD prices, and now I have other plans for my OS.

Are those $20-30 Inland SSDs any good?


Meh. I'll look into it later. Too many other things/expenses going on in my life too worry about the speed of my desktop.
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 11:03:06 PM »

free version of Macrium Reflect =) =) =)
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 11:11:46 PM »

Never heard of Inland as far as SSDs are concern. So many SSDs nowadays are relabeled
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 11:33:33 PM »

Inland has been a big Microcenter brand for years but I have never seen their SSD either.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 11:38:56 PM »

For cheaper SSDs I've had good luck with Kingston. If performance is key I like the Samsung EVO line.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 11:41:30 PM »

My laptop's new 1tb SSD ROCKS! I used the free version of Macrium Reflect to back it up and restore it to the new drive with no issues.
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 09:23:33 AM »

I used Samsung and Intel SSDs.  I don't know what other brands are reliable.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 09:28:55 AM »

Samsung has been a goto for me for reliability, and they're not much more than "off brand" stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 10:11:34 AM »

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, published in 1992, the storage capacity of the Enterprise-D's computer is listed as 4 terabytes.  Which at the time I'm sure seemed like an absurdly high number.
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 10:40:42 AM »

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, published in 1992, the storage capacity of the Enterprise-D's computer is listed as 4 terabytes.  Which at the time I'm sure seemed like an absurdly high number.

That's hilarious.  :laugh:
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2021, 01:31:43 PM »

My SSD is a "Sabrent Pocket Q NVMe M/2 2280 SSD, Model SB-RKTQ-1TB". So far, I LOVE it! Partitioned it as the factory drive was using the Reflect software then resized the partitions using https://www.diskpart.com/download-home.html
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Re: Back that thing up
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2021, 02:23:09 PM »

I used Samsung and Intel SSDs.  I don't know what other brands are reliable.
Samsung has been a goto for me for reliability, and they're not much more than "off brand" stuff.

We use and sell Sandisks at work.  No failures yet, except one from an electrical event of some sort.

I've used Kingston, PNY, Sandisk., and HP.  The only drives I've had actually fail were both the HP SSDs I had.
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