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Best Way to Back up Hard disk via DVD R , DVD RAM

Postby faithfoo on Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:05 pm

What is the Best Way/ to Back up Hard disk via DVD R , DVD RAM to preserve all data without c orruption


0) for RAM , just drag and drop from hard disk into RAM ?

1) for DVD R, I think Nero has a back it up function
a) if I need to transfer installed programs and all data to new computer ...USE " create new backup " ?

b) If I need just the had disk info to new computer ..USE " new drive back up "
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:48 pm

The questions are confusing to me.
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Re: Best Way to Back up Hard disk via DVD R , DVD RAM

Postby Wesociety on Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:58 pm

faithfoo wrote:a) if I need to transfer installed programs and all data to new computer ...USE " create new backup " ?

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Postby faithfoo on Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:09 pm

I confirm Norton Ghost is better than Nero back it up function ?? ( TO BACK UP A NOTEBOOK )

1) which specific function of Norton Ghost

2) to back up an external hard disk

can I just use the following

a) for RAM disk , just drag and drop from hard disk into RAM ?

b) for DVD R, use Nero back it up function

..USE " new drive back up "
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Postby Kennyshin on Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:12 am

Aren't these all software questions? There's a Nero forum here.
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Postby digitaldoc on Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:05 pm

An external hard drive is probably a better too to do this than optical discs. I view my WD 120 GB external drive as "cheap data insurance."
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Postby dr_st on Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:29 pm

On a side note, Norton Ghost sucks. Not the program, the program is great, but it's usage is very limited for backup purposes. All it does is a perfect image of your hard drive. Suppose that you have 80GB occupied, and you can compress it to 40GB. Unless you have another hard drive, it still takes 9-10 DVDs or around 60 CDs. That's crazy. Also, with most people, the contents of the hard drive changes rapidly (new installs, downloads, uninstalls), so a Ghost image may become useless within a week.
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