Looking for a good hard drive for backup

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Backup
External hard drives
Laptop backup
Looking to backup 2 laptops..both are in gigabytes. How and what kind of hard drive would hold both? I want to backup boths laptops on it..

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LaCie is a known brand with large size external hard drives. You can also check out others at www.pricewatch.com. How many gigabytes are you talking about?

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Since you are trying to back up your files from two laptop computer units, you really need to have or purchase a back up external hard disk drive with a high storage capacity, it would always depend on your budget. Try to maximize your budget for this device because it is very important to backup important files before it could be lost or stolen.

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  • Letsrock2001
    Its 2 laptops ones 87 gigs the other is hubbys hes got about the same amount or a little more.
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  • Letsrock2001
    It does have a usb connection right? I just want to backup the laptops to it
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  • mshen
    A 200 GB or 500 GB external USB hard drive is not very hard to come by these days. Right now the $ to GB ratio is about $1 for 10GB of hard drive space, and it keeps getting cheaper.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You could just buy a Western Digital, etc. external drive at your local electronics store or on Amazon.com, etc., connect it to one system for local backup and then share it out over a network (assuming you have one) and backup your other system to it. Check out Acronis TrueImage Echo Workstation....it works beautifully for this.
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  • ILoveDataProtection
    Have you considered the option of online backup? The backup will happen in the background so it's "set-it-and -forget-it", also you will have an offsite copy of your laptop data just in case something happens to both laptops and hard drives. You will pay a monthly fee & you should have a high speed internet access.
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