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Best use for drives and Q's about backups

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So to start things off I guess I will describe how I am using my drives now, I think I have it right so far.

64gb M4 - boot
1TB f3 - games/programs
1TB f3 - backup for the 2 above

Then my media is on 2 drives that I manually backup once a week
2TB wd green - media
2tb wd green - media backup

Now the noob questions. I am sure I will jinx myself for saying this, but although I have always made backups, I have never had to use them, not even a system image to fix a mess up. So I'm not exactly sure the best way to do them. Right now I am just using windows 7 backup to have both a system image and a copy of my OS and games/programs on the backup drive.

Is that the best way to do it, or do I just need the system image?

Second, is there any program that will automatically backup my media drive, say once a week?

Finally, it seems that a 1TB drive is pretty big for just a backup drive, but it was only $10 more than a 500gb one so I went for it. Is there any use for the extra space on the backup drive? Anything I put on there will be unable to be backed up, since it is its self the backup drive, correct?

Just wondering how everybody else manages their drives.
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only way to answer that is to first ask, how much capacity are you actually using and for what?

Also, do you have any constant IO operations going on? Recording live TV to the media drives or something?
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