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By jamiemw ·
What (in your opinion) is the best way to back-up files, programs, or data away from your main hardrive. Do you recommend an external zip drive or an internal hard drive? (for example)

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by vertex In reply to Backup Data

Best option is to use a tape drive, an internal or external zip drive won't make much difference except for mobility as for using an internal hard drive, best you get one of those IDE controller card with RAID capability so that you you can mirror your harddrive. There are other possibilities such as the Castlewood Drive that can store at 2GB, MO drive, CD-RW. It should boils down to >cost >what you intend to back up> and how you going to make use of your back-up when making a decision.

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by Kloran-[thrawn34@hotmail.com] In reply to Backup Data

It depends on how much you are planning on backing up. If the amount of files is not realativly large, a ZIP 250 would be fine. Internal or external really doesnt matter. If it is around 10gigs or so, try a CD-RW. There are some that hold up to 800mb, and if it is a back up usually those files are compressed. Now, for servers and 20+ gig drives, the best thing is, like vertex said would be a tape drive of some sort.

Mostly this depends on what you use it for and how much you have to back up.

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