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What is best back-up drive?

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Hi,

I had a backup drive that died and Win 10 keeps popping up a window asking to re attach my backup drive.

I can't turn it off.

 

Seagate Backup Plus Desk Hub 4TB External Hard Drive Black STEL4000300 $165 Australian.

 

Seems cheap when a 2 TB drive is 99 dollars.

ADATA HV620 2TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD Black Edited by Cespenar

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I shut-off Windows backup notifacation and use Backblaze cloud Backup. https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html#af4759

 

Hard Drives die, so always backup your important files in the cloud,.. Windows offers free cloud storage with OneDrive, but I preferer Backblaze.

 

How to stop Windows Backup Notification,..  Control Panel -  System and Security - Security and Maintenance - Change.. -Uncheck Windows Backup.

 

 

 

 

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For backup I use a WD 1TB External Hard Drive.

 

I manage myself what I want to backup and then for some folders with a lot of files such as Music I use "SyncToy" from Microsoft to keep data synced between HDD and External HDD Drive (Backup). And you can execute the sync process as often  as you want.

 

Yes my option is not automatic. probably you want a RAID so it's everything doubled instantly.

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Seagate Backup Plus Hub: The best high-capacity desktop drive. Our previous go-to for high-capacity desktop drives was the Seagate Expansion series, which is still available in 2TB to 6TB capacities at very reasonable prices. However, the Expansion has now been pipped by its stablemate, the Backup Plus Hub.  myccpay

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It is interesting to see what users are up to when it comes to backup.

Sometime back I replaced my Win 10 boot drive with a 1TB WD Blue.
I use another WD Blue for backup.
For backups I use Minitool which provides the ability to created a Boot USB for Backup.
Because I an a retired tech, it is easy for me to boot from the USB and do the backup
by creating a mirrored C drive.
Minitool does a lot of other things like allocating partitions regardless of the drive size.

Good luck with the Cloud Backup.
 

 

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