Cloning

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by riserman, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. riserman

    riserman Guest

    Hi,

    Is there a program that can image all the contents of your hard drive to an
    external drive without any compression? Such a cloned image would be
    immediately readable without any need to unzip or use any other means of
    decompression and the external drive could simply replace your internal one
    should it crash.

    Thanks

    riserman
     
    riserman, Jul 25, 2011
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    Fredxx Guest

    Some motherboards support Raid 1, why not just use that?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
     
    Fredxx, Jul 25, 2011
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  3. riserman

    riserman Guest

    I wish I had started with Raid 1, but don't know if conversion to Raid 1 at
    this point would work safely.
     
    riserman, Jul 26, 2011
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    Bob Willard Guest

    RAID1 only gives protection against data loss in the case of HD failure,
    and the HD is one of the most reliable pieces of a PC. RAID1 gives no
    protection against data loss due to a bad PS or bad RAM or a bad MoBo or
    the environment (e.g., lightning) or malware or -- the all-time leading
    cause of data loss -- fumble fingers.

    If you like RAID, use it; but you still need to backup your data.
     
    Bob Willard, Jul 26, 2011
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