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I'm wondering if this is a good or bad idea. I currently have the computer in my signature, but I've already used up about 80% of my 1TB caviar black HD.
I wanted to start backing up all my data... could I put it all on an internal drive and install it in one of my spare bays? Or is it bad to have it run all the time? I have the computer on about 12 hours a day on average. I guess some might think it defeats the purpose of a backup, but both of them failing at the same time would still be just as unlikely no?

it would certainly making moving data over from one drive to the other convenient. An external would sit off probably weeks at a time in between backups. I also don't like how often I hear of externals failing. Not sure yet looking for help.
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nothing defeats the purpose of back ups. i would in your case use an external and back on to it, that way once the back up is complete you can disconnect the drive and put it somewhere safe until you want to back up again.

optimally i would do both an internal back up drive and an external HDD in which i have a NAS for all my devices to back up and share files on as well each rig has an interanl back up as well

external back is also good as if your rig has a catastrophic event like a power spike your external once disconnected will be safe while such events might kill your HDD's
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