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if you set up windows backup properly, you don't need to give the backup drive a drive letter, which is (IIRC) the mechanism it uses to go crypto on you.
 
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Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post

I hear the "internal HDD is a bad idea for backup argument" but if the drive is attached internal or external, it makes little difference to a virus/cryptolocker.

the fact is that ANY form of backup is far superior to nothing, and a backup that you don't use regularly is not worth much either. hence, I recommend the primary backup be in a tower. it's not like you don't have the physical space, and it will protect you from most DIY stupidity (breaking your install) or primary drive failure. it will also be very current.

2nd/3rd/offsite backups are nice, but a man with a backup that he uses is a happier man when bad things happen than a man who hasn't bothered to plug in his backup drive this week/month/year.

I completely agree with you here smile.gif However I've seen enough cases of important data getting lost because of lack of sufficient planning. The OP will decide witch approach will work for him.

If I had a single drive for backing up my data I would get a desktop external that would be connected only when running the backup. But that is presuming I am backing up important data.
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