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Okay, seeing as how my RAID arrays are frequently crapping out on me, I'm looking to invest in a backup setup. I don't care if it's internal or external, but combined, my drives make up 240GB of storage. I don't use nearly that, 100GB at MAX. I looked at the Maxtor OneTouch II series, and didn't see the prices I was looking for, so can anoyone reccomend me a backup solution that won't kill my wallet?

Thanks a bunch,
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How many drives do you have? And what are your RAID configs?

You could either:
- Just smack a 300GB drive into your current system and use xcopy/robocopy/ntbackup/whateverfreebackupyouwant to make a nightly copy and/or incremental
- Built a cheap a@@ Celeron system for ~$250 and drop a huge drive (so say total cost $450) in it and backup between systems
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here you go bud.

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Originally Posted by satansmurf
How many drives do you have? And what are your RAID configs?

You could either:
- Just smack a 300GB drive into your current system and use xcopy/robocopy/ntbackup/whateverfreebackupyouwant to make a nightly copy and/or incremental
- Built a cheap a@@ Celeron system for ~$250 and drop a huge drive (so say total cost $450) in it and backup between systems
RAID0, two Seagate 120GB SATAII drives. I'm capable of doing 1 and 0, not much else.
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i forgot to ask what your price range was.
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I think your cheapest backup would be another internal drive--prolly a 300gig IDE from NewEgg for about $105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140166
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Yea go internal....I had a bad experience with external for whatever reason windows formatted the external drive loosing all of my backups
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post #8 of 11
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What are some good programs to back all my data up to an internal hard drive- I don't mind paying up to $20 for a good one.
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post #9 of 11
Personally, I would stay away from Maxtor, too many people I know have had multiple issues with them. I would get a 250GB Western Digital drive, internal of course (no mess like an external), http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417.

Partition magic I hear is fairly good, here's a link for a free trial,
http://www.soft32.com/Download/free-...c/4-151-1.html.
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post #10 of 11
You can easily use an internal drive. Also when running raid. You just leave it out of the array.
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