how big does my external hdd have to be ?
Posted on 2005-05-03
I kinda liked the backup software that ships with the seagate usb 2.0 hardrive its called Bounce Back , not really the bare bones version that ships.. but the professional version which is fifty bucks extra from the company thats sells that software
They have wonderful tech support and I was thinking of purcheasing and installing both ghost 9.0 or drive image if I can find it and that pro version of bounceback , having both installed on my computer and using both interchagably .
I talked to the salesman there over the phone and he was also very knowlegable about the product and he said that the software works by backing up the entire hardrive , and it don't matter if the c drive primary is only ten gig its the complete hardrive that matters (mine is 250 gig ) and it backs up all the partitions as well ,
To make a long story a little shorter , he said "if I want to use the software I would have to make sure my external hardrive is the same amount of gig as my internal hardive which is 250 gig" , ok what do you know> so seagate only makes 160 gig or 300 or 400 gig in externals not any of the 250 babys and those 300 and 400 will work all right but they come with firewire & usb both (combo's) and I don't need firewire capable and besides they are very expensive and why pay more for something I don't need , so looks like I will not be able to get a seagate after all and not be able to use that bounce back backup software and get western digital and dantz retrospect instead , so finally my question to the experts >
" I wonder if that hold true for every backup software program , does the external hardrive I buy ( and I am only buying it for backing up purposes ) have to match my internal hardrive gig for gig in order for any backup software to work or can I go with a smaller external hardrive if I want like say 160 gig or 80 gig? which I would prefer and its cheaper too....
( and you thought I was through for a while )