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What's the best backup hardware & software?

Phete

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What's the easiest, most reliable solution for regularly backing up about 100gb of data?

I need hardware and software recommendations.

Not interested in online backups.

Desktop PC with Windows 10.

Thank you!
 

TonyCarter

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The best solution for security is multiple backups, to different media, and stored in different locations.

That could simply be a couple of cheap 1TB HDDs that you rotate between, and maybe keep one at your parent's or brother's house, or in a storage unit, or at the office, etc.

As for software, I can't really suggest anything for the PC, as all my data is on Macs and I use CarbonCopyCloner for incremental hourly, incremental daily, incremental and full weekly, incremental and full monthly schedules.
 

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SpyderTracks

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I'm a huge fan of Acronis TrueImage, it's absolutely superb, fast, efficient, loads of options, can be set for ransomware protection as well which is a pretty top tier offering.

Hardware wise a NAS drive is a worthwhile investment in the long term with live backups running 24/7. Synology or QNap tend to be the best.
 

Phete

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Thanks for the suggestions. Acronis etc look good.

Isn't a NAS drive overkill, and ££££? My hard disk is only 240gb? I was thinking of £30 for a usb.......

If I'm honest, I'm not looking for a solution that will survive a nuclear war, just something I can use to transfer all my stuff if my desktop pc fails and I have to panic purchase a replacment
 

SpyderTracks

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Thanks for the suggestions. Acronis etc look good.

Isn't a NAS drive overkill, and ££££? My hard disk is only 240gb? I was thinking of £30 for a usb.......

If I'm honest, I'm not looking for a solution that will survive a nuclear war, just something I can use to transfer all my stuff if my desktop pc fails and I have to panic purchase a replacment
Oh, then yeah, USB would be ample.
 

Phete

Active member
Thanks for the suggestions.

For my situation, it sounds as though the Windows 10 backup and a couple of external usb drives will do the job.

Thanks again.
 
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