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Backing up 3 PC's

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I have 3 PC's two are not used often one is regularly used.

I am thinking of buying
WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive with Backup USB 3.0/2.0 - Blue

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passport-Portable-Hard-Drive-Backup/dp/B00AE0EPMA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top#productDetails
Can anyone say if this device can carry out backups of more than one PC without buying more backup software?

Thanks

John
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Says it comes with WD Smartware which is backup software:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=940
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Not clear if you can browse to all 3 PC's to back up at the same time though.

You may want to consider a Seagate drive.

There is an article that covers exactly your requirement and gives the software versions that allow multiple PC backups:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/209011en

Hope this all helps.
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you can use free Paragon
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

The license is free and valid for one machine only
You can talk to them if they will allow it to be used on one main machine
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Thanks for all the information I will be looking at the various routes you kindly mention.

John
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Seagate software will let you do either 3 or 5 computers. At least the NAS drives will.
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Thanks for all the information its most helpful.

I found it quite difficult to understand all of the information available by Seagate and its various suppliers and in the end stumbled upon some free software which I obtained from http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html 

I tried this out and it seems excellent.
So thanks you all once again regards
John
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