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Hey there,

My 1TB Seagate has been having some problems lately which render it almost useless, so I decided I am going to upgrade my storage. I am planning on getting either two WD 1TB Blue's, or one 2TB Black, but I do not know much about backing everything up. I am going to have to back up a bit over 2.5TB of stuff with my 256GB SSD and 320GB HDD. What do you guys think I should do for backing up all my stuff?

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    If your data is not currently backed up, and you're having trouble reading data from the 1 TB Segate, you should be thinking about data recovery.  I can help you with that, if needed.  But let me warn you in advance: If you're having trouble reading important data from a failing HDD, don't run chkdsk or any other HDD "fixing" tool.  Chances are very high that the drive will fail from the stress, and you'll lose all the data on it.

    As far as a backup goes, you'll need a dedicated drive (or two) that has enough space to backup your data.  If I understand your scenario correctly, that would mean two 2 TB drives (or a 1 TB drive and a 2 TB drive); one for your "storage" and another for the backup.

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Get a 3-4TB drive for backup and use a program like free file sync to sync your folders over to it regularly.
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